Housing and Moving

Where you live and who you live with can have a big impact on your graduate studies, as well as your finances. Set yourself up for success and check out these resources.

University Housing Services

The University of Toronto, Office of Housing offers services and programs to graduate students. They can assist with finding a home and offer resources to help you navigate housing, roommates, and finances. To contact:

Housing — Emergency Support

If you are unable to find temporary housing, or if you have any other issues that make it hard to find appropriate housing (short or long-term), please contact University Housing Services for emergency support.

Moving Out

Looking for rental housing? Use this spreadsheet to assist you in assessing your moving and rental budget, and to carefully evaluate your rental options.

Found your rental? Review the ‘Guide to Ontario’s Standard Lease’, published by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing:

‘URent’ Housing Modules

Developed by Student Life, the ‘URent Housing Modules‘ include six self-guided learning modules that cover the specific steps to finding a safe and affordable rental.

The URent Module topics include:

  • Determining your Needs
  • Finding a Roommate
  • Your Rental Search
  • Attending a Viewing
  • Making a Rental Application
  • Signing a Lease

Housing and Landlord Scams

To protect yourself from housing scams, review these tips and resources:

Additional Tips and Resources from the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada offers tips and resources when considering renting your first apartment or house:

Disclaimer: Please note that financial resources are provided for educational purposes only. Any information and resources provided do not substitute for professional advice.