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Determine Your Needs

We first recommend watching our Life Off-Campus presentation. This presentation covers essential information about living off-campus, including finding roommates, budgeting, apartment viewing and signing leases. 

Once you have a foundational understanding of moving off-campus, your first step is to understand your needs... What are your must-haves? What are you willing to do without? Consider factors such as: location and proximity to Ryerson campus, cost of rent, distance to public transportation and local amenities such as grocery stores, living with roommates. 

  • Key Terms for Housing: Moving off-campus involves learning a whole new vocabulary! Check out some frequently used terms in housing to better understand the process.
  • Housing Types: Rental units come in many different building types and room numbers; check out this list of the common types available in Toronto.