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How to deal with pests while renting

Posted on April 13, 2022 By Samantha Lizardo Mice, cockroaches and bed bugs are just some of the kinds of pests that can infest a home. If you’re renting, your landlord is responsible for getting rid of them and making sure they don’t get back in. As a current or potential tenant, here’s what you […]

April 13, 2022

Campus Food and Toy Drive goes virtual again in 2021

Posted November 19, 2021 By Sarah Ryeland Etienne This holiday season, student families in need will once again find support through the generosity of the U of T community. For the past 12 years, the University of Toronto Students‘ Union (UTSU) has partnered with Housing Services and the Family Care Office to organize the Campus Food […]

November 19, 2021

Winter break housing options

Posted October 28, 2021 During this winter break period, some U of T residences will remain open, while others will require residents to vacate their residence building. They may also have unique operational dates that differ from the general University closure dates. Students currently living in a residence that will close for the winter break […]

October 28, 2021

New URent modules to help you find housing

Posted August 3, 2021 By Kirsty Clarke When you’re a student, finding a place to live off campus can be a challenge, especially if you’ve never rented before. Housing is launching a series of eLearning modules to support students looking for a place to live off campus, near UTM, UTSC or UTSG. Each module will […]

August 3, 2021

10 things you should know about tenant rights

Posted September 24, 2020 The Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) covers all the legal rights that tenants have in Ontario. If you are a first-time renter or not familiar with the RTA, here are some important things you should know about your legal obligations and rights as a tenant: Who does the RTA cover? The RTA […]

September 24, 2020

3 Ways to use the off-campus housing finder 

Posted August 24, 2020 By Samantha Lizardo Searching for rentals in Toronto? Using the Off-Campus Housing Finder is a great way to start! Here are 3 ways you can use the tool: Refine your search View off-campus listings near each U of T campus by logging in with your UTORid. Use filters to narrow down […]

August 24, 2020

5 Things you should know about renting during COVID-19

Posted August 24, 2020 By Samantha Lizardo The University of Toronto is planning for a safe and gradual return to campus with most classes offered online and some in-person. Renting and finding a place to live in Toronto will look very different this year, but many of the same regulations still apply. If you’re currently renting or […]

COVID-19: Housing and residence updates

July 15, 2021: Update on the U of T first-year residence guarantee The health and safety of the U of T community is our top priority. The University is looking toward fall 2021 with optimism, and we are hopeful that public health conditions will allow us to house all eligible first-year students. With the requirement […]

May 22, 2020

What you need to know about off-campus rentals

Posted March 6, 2020 You’ve decided to move out of residence or live off-campus, but not sure where to start? Here’s some important things to know when looking for rentals in Toronto. Types of rental options For off-campus housing, there are rental options such as units in condo and apartment buildings, or individual rooms within […]

March 6, 2020