If you are unable to find temporary housing, stay with family or friends, or if you have any other issues that make it hard to find appropriate housing (short or long-term), we can help. A housing emergency may be due to:
- conflict in the home
- relationship break-up
- unsafe or unlivable housing conditions
- house fire or other calamity
- financial difficulty
- short-term homelessness
- other issues
We will work with you and other U of T staff, as appropriate, to help you find housing and continue with your studies.
Who to call in an emergency 24/7
- If you don’t have a place to stay for the night and it’s after hours, please contact the Campus Safety Special Constable Service:
- UTSG/UTSC: 416-978-2222
- UTM: 905-569-4333
- If you are fleeing an abuse situation, please contact an intake worker at the Community Safety Office during office hours or the Campus Safety Special Constable Service after office hours.
- To access a City of Toronto Shelter, call 311 or Central Intake 416-338-4766 or Toll free 1-877-338-3398.
We offer one-on-one assistance and referrals to undergraduate and graduate students:
- Who have lost, or are at risk of losing, their current housing situation
- Whose current housing is untenable
- Who may not have the resources (personal, financial, etc.) to find housing on their own
UTSG (Downtown Toronto campus) students:
To arrange an appointment, contact the Housing Services team at email@example.com or drop by the Housing office in the Koffler Student Services Centre. Please note that the office operates on business hours (8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday to Friday). If you are seeking emergency assistance after hours or on a weekend, please contact Campus Safety at 416-978-2323.
UTM (Mississauga campus) students:
To arrange an appointment, contact the U of T Mississauga Student Housing & Residence Life team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-828-5286.
UTSC (Scarborough campus) students:
To arrange an appointment, contact the U of T Scarborough Student Housing & Residence Life team at email@example.com or 416-287-7365.
Find off-campus housing information at UTSC Off-Campus Housing.