Off-campus housing

Living off campus is a great way to get to live independently and discover the unique tapestry of the many neighbourhoods in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Check out our services for tools and advice on how to find a place that suits you!

There are various types of off-campus accommodations available to you in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Login to the Housing Finder to start your search today!

Or hang out for a while and watch our chat with Katrina and Paloma about securing off-campus housing.

Housing search

Thinking about living off campus? Get help finding a place, learn about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant, and discover some handy tips for moving out when the time comes.  Use these resources to help out with your housing search.  

Login to Housing Finder to start your search!


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Students with a place to rent

Do you have a place you’d like to rent out to other students? You can use our off-campus housing website to place a rental ad.

Off-campus living costs

Getting a clear picture of the cost of living can help you budget for the year. Read this page for a breakdown of some typical costs of living in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Plan ahead with the U of T Financial Planning Calculator.


Having roommates has many benefits, and sharing expenses is just the beginning! Here are some tips and resources that will help you make the most of living with roommates.


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Your rights and responsibilities

For your peace of mind and confidence in dealing with landlords, get to know your rights and responsibilities as a tenant.

Housing scams and how to spot them

So, you are looking for a place to live and have heard stories about renters being scammed. We want your housing search to go smoothly, so we’ve put together a list of the most common rental scams (that we know about), tips to avoid them and what to do if you have been scammed.

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Safety & conflict coaching

Everyone deserves a safe place to live. Learn what you need to know to make informed choices about the safety and security of your home. 

St Stephen’s Community House has partnered with the University of Toronto to offer housing conflict coaching to the U of T community.

Maintenance and repairs

Learn the basics of home maintenance, repairs, energy and water conservation, and how to get things done.


Check here for any of the forms you might need while you are renting accommodation.

Off-Campus Housing Services Feedback (Student)

We value your feedback and would greatly appreciate you sharing your thoughts about your experience using the Off-campus Housing/Roommate Finder Service. The info you provide in this feedback form is confidential. Your personal information will not be shared without your permission. The Manager of Housing Services may contact you for further details.

Tell us about your experience by filling out this form.