Tenant Survival Manual
Tenant Laws (Including RTA)
Information for New Tenants
As a student, it's important to have stable and comfortable housing in order to focus on your academic success, involvement outside of the classroom, and overall enjoyment your university experience.
Looking for a place to live off-campus? Are you searching for a roommate?
UTM students can visit the University of Toronto Housing Service Registry for a range of housing listings in the city of Mississauga and the surrounding area. This registry is updated through the Housing Services Department at the St.George Campus. You may contact the department by e-mailing email@example.com
The Mississauga Good Neighbours Guide is designed for university students who live off-campus, contains contact numbers for important municipal services, information regarding city by-laws, as well as tips on how to be a good neighbour.
Related, a FAQ about the City of Mississauga's new residential rental accommodation licensing by-law is available.
Know your rights as a tenant before you sign any rental agreements! The Landlord & Tenant Board is a helpful website with information for tenants and landlords. Additionally, if you have legal concerns regarding housing tenancy and/or your landlord, consider contacting Downtown Legal Services, a legal clinic of UT's Faculty of Law, which provides free legal assistance to UTM students (who, in turn, support this services through UTSU fees).
Be mindful of your safety -- make sure you are aware of fire safety practices and other potential hazards. Consult with the UTM Campus Safety in-person or through its on-line resources, along with the crime prevention section of the Peel Police website for increasing your safety in the community. Another great resource is the CMHC's "Choosing a Safe Place to Live" site.
UTM students facing a temporary housing crisis, due to circumstances such as domestic abuse/violence, eviction or other serious situations, may contact UTM's Student Housing and Residence Life department to explore options. Additional advice may also be available through social workers/ counsellors in the UTM Health & Counselling Centre and Mississauga/Peel community housing agencies.
UT students seeking housing-related information for the city of Toronto, roughly 30 km. from UTM, can visit http://www.housing.utoronto.ca/
Please note: As of June 29th, 2012 PLACES4STUDENTS.COM will no longer be in partnership with the University of Toronto Mississauga Student Housing & Residence Life
Advertise Your Place to all UofT students!
Landlords may post advertisements by registering with the University of Toronto Housing Registry. This registry is operated through the St.George campus, downtown Toronto. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register today, please visit https://offcampushousing.utoronto.ca/ for more information and posting fees.
Be a Good Neighbour
The Mississauga Good Neighbours Guide is designed for university students who live off-campus, contains contact numbers for important municipal services, information regarding city by-laws, as well as tips on how to be a good neighbour. Related, a FAQ about the City of Mississauga's new residential rental accommodation licensing by-law is available.
Landlord & Tenant Board
The Landlord and Tenant Board’s role is to provide information about the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) and to resolve disputes between most residential landlords and tenants. To understand your rights as a landlord and the rights of your tenant. Please visit http://www.ltb.gov.on.ca/ for more information.