Many students choose to live off-campus in an apartment or house in the city. Depending on your financial situation and personal preference, you may decide to live alone or with one or more roommates.
Finding housing off campus can be challenging for any student, especially for those who do not yet know Toronto and its various neighbourhoods.
You may wish to start looking in the area around the Lawrence and Don Mills intersection (one or two bus rides from Glendon). This is a popular neighbourhood with Glendon students due to its proximity to the campus and its affordability. You may also opt to live near a subway station. The closest subway station to Glendon is the Lawrence East Station on the Yonge-University subway line. This map of Toronto can help you get acquainted with the features of each neighbourhood (Glendon is located in the North York region).
Glendon students will also find a list of available off-campus housing options at places4students.com. If you would prefer a more central location in the city, you may wish to consider Neill Wycik Co-operative, Tartu College or Campus Co-op.
- UNDERSTANDING YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
In Ontario, it is common practice to sign a 12-month lease when renting an apartment. You should consider whether this type of commitment will work with your schedule as an international student.
The Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board website contains useful information on your rights and responsibilities as a tenant in Ontario.
Although most landlords are honest people, some may attempt to take advantage of international students. You should take every precaution to avoid fraudulent landlords.