Please go to our page to create an online application. Note that we have an extensive waiting list and cannot guarantee when we will be able to offer you an apartment.
It can take a year or more from the date we receive your application before we can offer you an apartment. Please contact us three months before your preferred move-in date to discuss your status on the waiting list and possible vacancies at that time.
As long as you are actively enrolled and registered in a full-time program, have your family living with you, and are paying your rent promptly, you can remain in your apartment.
You need to document your marital/family status, your full time enrolment status, and financial ability:
Marriage certificate or common law affidavit (affidavit must be combined with other document/s showing partners live together)
Children’s information, e.g. birth certificates; if you are a single parent we require legal custody documents confirming you have at least 50% custody
Financial documentation, e.g. bank statements, loans, bursaries, scholarships
Proof of academic registration
Visas & family’s airline tickets confirming their arrival date if they are not already living here
Legal photo ID, e.g. driver’s license, passport, PR card (we do not accept informal photos, e.g. wedding).
No, Student Family Housing is reserved for U of T students with families, i.e. partner and/or children, because there are many other residence options for single students, in addition to off-campus housing.
Priority is given to students in full-time degree programs with families, so it is highly unlikely we will be able to offer you an apartment. Although you are welcome to apply online, we recommend that you contact Housing Services at http://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/hs, Postgraduate Medical Education office, http://www.pgme.utoronto.ca/ and the School for Graduate Studies office, http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/postdoctoralfellows/Pages/default.aspx, for further assistance.
(prospective) How to update my application – information/defer date/change preferences – Email your requests to Admissions Office and we will update your application for you.
(both) Requests for method of payments – We accept money orders, bank drafts and wire transfers for the initial deposit to hold an apartment offer. Once you are a resident, you can pay by personal cheque, pre-authorized monthly debit withdrawal, or bank draft. We are unable to accept credit cards, e-transfers or ACORN payment.
(prospective) What is the duration of the lease – The leases are 12 months, but we allow residents to move out at any point with two months’ Notice to Vacate. At the end of the 12-month lease, as long as you are still eligible, you can sign to extend the agreement.
Both Current and Prospective
Student Family Spaces
- Enhanced staff training
- Physical distancing
- Plexiglass barriers where possible at points of service
- Floor markers and directional signage in high traffic areas
- Increased hand sanitizer locations
- Wellness checkpoints
- Making use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Cleaning and Disinfection
- Enhanced cleaning, sanitization and disinfection in high traffic areas and high-touch surfaces
Our Residence Life team has put together a list of community resources to connect students to the city, campus, health care, local schools, etc found at Getting to know Toronto.
Adults enjoy yoga, fitness, dance classes, games nights, and more.
We offer educational, fitness and hands-on programs for the older children, such as a tutoring program, art and drama and Children’s Boot Camp. For the Pre-school children we have a lively and popular parent and child Drop-in Program run by a registered Early Childhood Education staff and some of our student staff. This Drop-in is open from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. from Monday to Friday as well as a Sunday afternoon program in the winter months. We also have music and movement programs for toddlers and preschoolers as well as other programs that meet the needs of this age group. All programs are provided at no extra cost to students living in Student Family Housing.
Events – throughout the year we host several major events. We encourage all of our student families to come together and attend. Some of the most popular events include the Spring Garden Festival which takes place on the Roof Top Garden at 30 Charles Street West. This event has become popular since it includes face painting, art projects, a giant mural that all the children help paint, games and activities with prizes, planting all the spring and summer annual flowers in our garden beds, and some great treats like freshly popped popcorn, candy floss, snow cones and other tasty treats.
Our Annual Summer Picnic – this is an off-site event that takes place every August. We travel by bus to a water park in Bowmanville, Ontario and once there, families can spread out and have picnics on their own or join in the fun-filled picnic games and barbeque that we hold for all. There is a lovely child-friendly water park as well as a bigger park with water slides for older children and adults. This picnic has been a family favourite for several years now.
Fall Harvest Festival – this event also takes place in our Roof Top Garden and includes a variety of fall harvest items such as zucchini and carrot muffins, mini-pumpkin carving, our beloved face painting and a variety of other fall themed games and activities. It’s usually held in mid-October so we encourage families to bundle up and enjoy one of the cooler fall days with us outdoors.
Haunted Halloween – Each year there is a different theme and our staff go to work to create an amazing event with ghosts, ghouls and creatures that reflect that year’s theme. We then invite the community to join us in an evening of laughter, ghostly encounters and fun as they go through a haunted maze. We give out Halloween treats and encourage children and adults to dress up in their favourite costumes for this event. It continues to be one of our most popular annual events and the staff look forward to it as much, if not more, than the families who attend it. We even have volunteers and children who have lived here come back for the night to help out with this event due to its popularity.
Trips – each year we plan a variety of trips throughout the year, but especially during the summer months, to support and enrich our student family’s experiences while living at Student Family Housing. Some of our annual trips in the past have included strawberry picking, the Metro Zoo, a variety of water parks, Ice Skating, African Lion Safari, Centre Island, the Royal Ontario Museum, fall apple picking, the CN Tower, Fire Hall visits, Riverdale Farm and a variety of other trips.
Rental Fees, Payments, and Annual Increases
Where can I find out more about rental fees? Here.
What are the rental rates? Here.