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Extreme Cold Weather Alert: Residents are reminded to keep all unit windows closed to avoid freezing of the heating radiator piping. Please ensure any air leaks coming from window mounted air conditioner units are sealed using a plastic bag or towel. The central heating system will continue to operate at its maximum output.
Please report any heating system issues to the Residence Office to be assessed by building Maintenance staff. For issues after-hours, contact the on-call Maintenance Technician or Security for assistance.

Charles Street at UFH

student family housing

Charles Street Community

about our community

Charles Street

The Charles Street Community consists of two high-rise buildings located on the north-east side of the St. George campus. Built in 1969, the buildings house approximately two thousand women, men, and children. There are several hundred children, and roughly sixty percent of the students are international, hailing from sixty different countries! 


Apartments at Charles St.

Each apartment is priced individually depending on unit, size and amenities. If you are offered an apartment, it may be the mirror image of what is shown on our website. Housing charges shown below are in Canadian dollars and are subject to change and to annual increases on September 1st. 

A vibrant neighbourhood

Downtown Toronto

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At your disposal

Our apartments provide you with all of the necessities you need to live comfortably during your time at UofT.  

Upgrades such as an AC unit can be arranged for an additional cost. 

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Heating is included in your monthly rent. 

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Hot Water

Hot and cold-water use is included in your monthly rent.

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Electricity is included in your monthly rent.

kitchen appliances

All apartments include a stove and fridge.

In the Building

Just outside your front door

Our buildings have all of the following amenities along with common rooms, an outdoor playground, and a day care located next door. 

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Underground parking

Both buildings have underground parking lots for residents.  

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laundry Facilities

Both buildings have large laundry rooms for all residents to use. 

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Rooftop Garden

Located on the 3rd floor, this outdoor space is open to all residents.

Storage Lockers

Available free of charge to residents who rent bachelor or one-bedroom apartments.

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Security monitoring

Both buildings have a security desk at the front entrances and regular security patrols.


Learn more

Our apartments provide you with all of the necessities you need to live comfortably during your time at UofT.  

Residents in Ontario have the right to keep pets, but the laws governing this include exceptions and conditions. In fact, many residents in our buildings happily keep pets.

Smoking is not permitted in your apartment and balcony, lobbies, halls, laundry rooms, elevators, shared/public spaces, parking garage, or the Rooftop Garden.

Because we are a residence for students with families, and there is a large population of children here, we have implemented a Non-Smoking Policy in apartments for all families moving in on or after January 1, 2013. The term “smoking” means inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying any lighted cigar, cigarette, e-cigarette, vaporizer, bong, joint, smoking tobacco, cannabis, or any drug in any inhaled form is prohibited.

Current residents who signed a lease on or prior to December 31, 2012, will not have signed a non-smoking lease. They are not forbidden to smoke unless they are interfering with their neighbours’ right to reasonable enjoyment of their own apartment.

The health risks to adults as well as children and pregnant women exposed to second hand smoke is a serious concern. Accordingly, we ask that smokers leave the building to smoke outdoors 9 metres away from the entrances so that the smoke does not circulate through the ventilation system.

This is a noisy area with construction happening often, and noise also travels within the buildings easily. If you are sensitive to noise, speak to the Admissions staff. Also make sure you check out the apartment’s sound level with the windows open as well as closed, and look at where the unit is within the building – is it near the elevators? Is it near the laundry room or garbage room? Is it at the top of the building near the boiler room? 

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Paying rent

Rent & Financial Concerns

Questions about our rent, insurance, and other financials? 

Do you want to know more about how paying rent works at University Family Housing or the financial resources available? 

Moving in

Moving in & the Lease

What do you need before moving to Charles Street?

Want to know more about what goes into a lease and what you need to know before moving to Charles Street and University Family Housing? 

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Questions about apartments, noise, pets, and everyday living?

We’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions to provide some quick answers:

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