Being a university student is expensive. On top of tuition, textbooks and general living expenses, students also have to concern themselves with finding an apartment to live in for the term. At times, tha can be an arduous task; especially if one desires a place that is 1) affordable on a student budget, 2) close by to campus, and 3) not entirely falling apart on itself.

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This is what $1,000 in student rent gets you at university campuses across Ontario:

Note: All entries and photos were retrieved from Search4StudentHousing.com. Some rent costs are +/- $1000 as they may have been the only available options.

London

Universities: University of Western Ontario

Rent: $925 (1 bedroom), $1000 (2 bedrooms)

Lease Type: 12 months

Rooms: 2

Features:  hydro, refrigerator, stove shared laundry, parking, pets allowed, pool

Distance from Campus:  2.9 km from Western University

Waterloo

Universities: University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University

Rent: $1130 (1 bedroom)

Lease Type: 12 months

Rooms: 3

Features:  hydro, refrigerator, stove, shared laundry, parking, pets allowed

Distance from Campus:  380 m from University of Waterloo, 1.4 km from Wilfrid Laurier University


Guelph

Universities: University of Guelph

Rent: $1145 (1 bedroom)

Lease Type: 12 months

Rooms: 2

Features:  hydro, refrigerator, stove, shared laundry, parking, pets allowed, pool, fitness centre, basketball court

Distance from Campus:  380 m from University of Guelph

Toronto

Universities: University of Toronto, Ryerson University, University of Guelph-Humber, OCAD

Rent: $1000 (1 bedroom)

Lease Type: Contact for more info

Rooms: 2

Features:  hydro, dishwasher, laundry, storage

Distance from Campus: 228 m from Ryerson University, 1 km from OCAD, 2 km from UofT St. George


 

 

Mississauga

Universities: University of Toronto (Mississauga)

Rent: $1400 (1 bedroom), $1700 (fully-furnished)

Lease Type: 12 months

Rooms: 2

Features:  hydro, bike storage, hardwood floors, shared laundry, outdoor area, parking, pets allowed, refrigerator, storage, stove

Distance from Campus:  13 km from UTM

Vaughan

Universities: York University

Rent: $1000 (1 bedroom)

Lease Type: 12 months

Rooms: 2

Features:  hydro, A/C, cable TV, hardwood floors, fully furnished, internet, in-unit laundry, microwave, outdoor area, refrigerator, stove

Distance from Campus:  4.6 km from York University (Keele Campus)


 

 

Scarborough

Universities: University of Toronto (Scarborough)

Rent: $1000 (1 bedroom)

Lease Type: 12 months

Rooms: 3

Features:  hydro, A/C, bus route, carpet, shared laundry, parking, refrigerator, stove

Distance from Campus:  9,5 km from UofT Scarborough

Kingston

Universities: Queen's University, Royal Military College of Canada

Rent: $1300 (1 bedroom)

Lease Type: 12 months

Rooms: 2

Features:  hydro, bus route, hardwood floors, in-unit laundry, parking, patio/deck, pets allowed, refrigerator, storage, stove

Distance from Campus:  442 m from Queen's University, 2.8 km from Royal Military College


 

 

Ottawa

Universities: Carleton University, University of Ottawa

Rent: $1149 (1 bedroom)

Lease Type: 12 months

Rooms: 1

Features:  hydro, bike storage, bus route, hardwood floors, shared laundry, pets allowed, refrigerator, stove

Distance from Campus:  177 m from University of Ottawa, 1.9 km from Carleton University

St. Catharines

Universities: Brock University

Rent: $1250 (1 bedroom)

Lease Type: 12 months

Rooms: 3

Features:  hydro, shared laundry, outdoor area, parking, pets allowed, refrigerator, stove

Distance from Campus:  1.8 km from Brock University

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