Asked Questions: What Do You Need to Know?
What are the postal code prefixes closest
to the University?
The codes closest to Ryerson are: M5B, M5C, M4Y, M5E, M6J, M5T, M4V, M5L, M5H and M5X.
What is a lease? How am I bound to it?
A lease is an agreement between you and your landlord that sets
out what conditions there are around you living in the rented
space, how much rent you are paying and how often, and many
other conditions. If you have more questions about leases you
can pick up the "sample lease" form available in our office.
What do I need to secure an apartment?
You will need to provide proof of employment and possibly the
following: personal references, the payment amount specified
(most usually in the form of a certified cheque or money order),
credit references, contacts of previous landlords and contacts
of present or past employment. If your new landlord does not
feel that you make enough money to pay rent, you will be asked
to provide a guarantor. This is someone who will sign the lease
for you and be responsible for any payments you fail to make,
such as a parent or guardian.
What kind of payment is my landlord allowed
to take from me?
Your landlord is only allowed to take first and last months
rent. They are not allowed to take a security deposit on top
of this amount.
Can I take my pets with me?
If you are renting someone's house, they can legally refuse
you pets. If you are renting in an apartment building, some
leases will come with a NO PETS clause. However, this is not
legally binding (so you can have pets) unless your pets become
a problem to the building (such as loud barking, attacking other
tenants or unpleasant smells)
How do I find a roommate to live with?
If you are interested in finding a roommate that goes to Ryerson,
you can submit a profile or come down to our office and browse
profiles of others looking for roommates.
What do the different types of accommodation
Sublet - A rental unit up for rent for a short period
of time where you take over a lease for someone else.
Shared accommodation - A room for rent in someone else's
rented space. You will probably be sharing a kitchen and bathroom
with one or more people.
Bachelor - Your own private apartment, with one room
for living and sleeping, a kitchen, and bathroom.
1 Bedroom - Your own private apartment, this time with
a room for living, a bedroom, a kitchen and a bathroom.
2 Bedroom - An apartment with 2 rooms for sleeping,
a living room, kitchen and bathroom.
3+ Bedroom - An apartment with 3 or more rooms for sleeping,
a living room, a kitchen and bathroom. Most of these ads will
specify how many bedrooms there are, if not make sure to call
the landlord and check. House-an entire house up for rent.
What kinds of residence style accommodations
Independent residences are run similarly to university or college
dormitories. This is an option you might want to consider if
apartment-style accommodation does not appeal to you. These
residences are operated independently of Ryerson University
and cannot be endorsed by Ryerson. They are located close to
the campus. Rates are approximate and cannot be guaranteed.
Rentals of 30 days or more are GST exempt.
** Please note traditional dormitory-style residences offer
either single or double rooms with shared bathrooms and other
PRIMROSE HOTEL STUDENT ACCOMODATIONS
111 Carlton Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2G3
(416)977-8000 or 1-800-565-8865
Co-ed floors, $675 per month based on double occupancy, apartment
style, all the benefits of a hotel.
CAMPUS CO-OP INC.
395 Huron St. Toronto, ON M5S 2G5
(416)979-2161 | Fax (416)979-5561 | E-mail email@example.com
Co-ed, $4000-5000 (meals included) Single room, some Double
rooms available 32 - 3-storey houses shared by students; most
houses have compulsory meal plans.
96 Gerrard St. East Toronto, ON M5B 1G7
(416)977-2320 | Fax (416)977-2809
Co-ed, Single room: $410-487 monthly, Double room: $310/person
monthly Shared apartment style; payment per term.
ST. VLADIMIR INSTITUTE
620 Spadina Ave. Toronto, ON M5S 2H4
(416)923-3318 | Fax (416)923-8266 | E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-ed, $7358 (meals included) Single room. Traditional dormitory
style; meal plan incl. 3 meals/day Mon.-Fri.; Brunch & dinner
on Sat. & Sun.
RESIDENCE COLLEGE HOTEL
90 Gerrard St. West Toronto, ON M5G 1J6
(416)351-1010 | Fax (416)351-8583
Women & Men, Single room: $65 daily, $350 weekly, $825 monthly
Double room: $110 daily, $600 weekly, $1200 monthly Traditional
dormitory-style; cooking facilities; last month's rent required
as a deposit.
TORONTO BUDGET HOSTEL
233 Church St. at Dundas St.
(416)703-3939 ext. 132 | E-mail email@example.com
8 rooms each with a capacity for 2 persons with shared common
bathrooms for $500 per person. 5 rooms with private showers
and a shared kitchen. 2 large fully furnished apartments @ 1800
per month. All rooms include utilities, T.V. cable, internet,
24 hour security & front desk staff.
WOODLAWN RESIDENCE (YWCA)
80 Woodlawn Ave. East Toronto, ON M4T 1C1
(416)923-8454 | Fax (416)923-1950 | E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Female Only, Single room: monthly $463 Includes continental
breakfast; coin laundry; vending machines available
MARIGOLD INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLERS HOSTEL
2011 Dundas St. West, Toronto, ON M6R 1W7
Men and Women: $25CAN nightly rate Dormitory style rooms with
single beds, coin lockers, free morning coffee and free parking.