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About 30 & 35 Charles St West

Welcome to 30 & 35 Charles Street West, Student Family Housing. These buildings are just steps from the University of Toronto’s St George Campus and from Yonge and Bay Subway Stations in downtown Toronto. Student Family Housing is a lively community sitting in the midst of a busy neighbourhood filled with cafes, restaurants, museums, galleries, and much more.

Available Suites

The layout and square footage vary depending on the type of apartment and where in each building the actual apartment you take is located.

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Large One Bedroom units

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Unit Amenities

Hot Water
Fridge and Stove included

Building Amenities

Indoor bicycle storage
Laundry Facilities
3rd Floor Rooftop Garden
Security Monitoring
Storage Lockers
Underground Parking


Steps from the St. George Campus
Near public transit
Near public schools for children
Near shopping

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Rent information

Rent Increases
The Resident covenants to pay the rent to the Landlord, in the manner set out in Section 3 (of the lease) without any deduction whatsoever.

The rent at Charles Street Student Family Housing is subject to a rent increase for all units on September 1st of each year, the amount of which is given to residents three months prior to the increase taking effect. Note that tenants are required to add this rental increase amount to your last months’ rent deposit.

Tenants are required to sign an annual N11 form once they have provided documentation of their full-time status for continued eligibility.

Rent at the Huron-Sussex Student Family Housing is likewise subject to an annual rent increase once every 12 months. Residents will be notified three months in advance of the increase date with the details of the amount.

Are You Preparing to Pay First and Last Months’ Rent?
This is a deposit to hold the apartment for you once you have accepted the offer. Once you pay the deposit, you have committed to take the apartment, so please be certain you like the apartment before accepting.

Please note you will need to pay a service charge to send the deposit by certified cheque or money order. Personal cheques are not accepted for this initial deposit.

Any and all service charges by your bank and/or the University’s for processing bank drafts, certified cheques and money orders will be your responsibility to pay as the incoming tenant.

Wiring funds is not recommended as the service charges can be considerable once the transfer of funds has been arranged, as multiple charges may be applied by both banks. Any and all such charges will be required to be paid by the incoming tenant, whether they are very low or in excess of $100 Cdn.

Wiring also can create a delay if the receiving bank experiences difficulty tracing and confirming the funds for us. This might mean the incoming tenant family cannot move in until we are able to confirm that we have received the money for first and last month’s rent.

Are You Sending Money From Abroad?
Note that if you send foreign funds, the interest rate may fluctuate by the time that money is deposited into our Canadian account. For example, it could mean that the value of your $987 USD certified cheque may end up being worth $1,307 CAD once we receive it. Your best bet is to purchase a bank draft or money order in Canadian funds, so you know that you have paid the deposit in full.
Financial Assistance
For those student families experiencing financial difficulty, please go to U of T’s Financial Aid website or to your registrar’s office to speak to someone about the possibility of receiving financial assistance in the form of a loan, bursary or scholarship.

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Rent Due Dates
Please be aware that rent is due in full on the first of each month and we are unable to accommodate late payment schedules. If you rely on OSAP or other external funding that comes semi-annually, this may pose a challenge for you unless you are able to arrange to pay lump sums of several months’ rent in advance.

When students have chosen to leave their rent unpaid, they have unfortunately run the risk of being evicted, because this residence is self-funded. Transfer applicants are refused a transfer if they have not been paying their rent by the first day of each month.

The University does not subsidize this residence – the rent residents pay covers ongoing building maintenance and expenses, so rent must be paid promptly.

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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 form is prohibited in any manner or in any form.

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?
If you have medical problems and/or significant allergies, please ensure that you have spoken to us about these and look at whether there are known triggers nearby. For example, if your family has allergies, is the apartment close enough to the laundry room to smell chemicals and detergent? If you have a heart condition, is your apartment on a low floor in case the elevators are not operating?
In cases where you require accommodations for a disability, please first register with the University of Toronto Accessibility Services to ensure you are connected with all appropriate resources and supports, and to determine what your housing needs are.

Accessibility for wheelchairs and Scooters

The buildings at 30 & 35 Charles Street West have an automatic door opener for the front entrance, as do the Residence and Admissions Offices, the laundry rooms, and we currently have two apartments with door openers. The laundry room also has some washers and dryers with front loading for ease of access.

While we make every reasonable effort to make this a pleasant and safe living environment, we are unable to determine what apartment will make a perfect place for you, it will be your job to assess this before accepting an offer.

Charles Street, like all high rise apartment buildings in Toronto, has cockroaches and is very serious and adamant about cleanliness and pest control, and will take immediate action towards any such issues. We ask residents who may be facing problems to contact the Residence Office to become educated on the issue and receive treatment right away.
Click here for more information on Pests and Pest Control in Charles Street & Huron-Sussex.

Huron Sussex Student Family Housing

The university offers a small number of apartment units in the Huron-Sussex area of the St. George Campus behind Robarts Library.They offer student couples, and students with a child, the option of living at the west end of campus in a house. Main floor, large one bedroom, 690-900 square foot apartments that are located in houses.

Living in Huron Sussex