Welcome to the GTA!
The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is the most populous metropolitan area in Canada and is made up of several municipalities. Each of these cities hosts a variety of cultural events, festivals, restaurants, sports and other recreational services.
Canada Homestay Network
Algoma University is delighted to announce that we have partnered with Canada Homestay Network to provide our students with a unique experience. Through this partnership, students will have the opportunity to acclimate themselves to Canadian culture by living with a Canadian host family.Learn More and Apply
Please note that homestay is different from your traditional rental accommodation option. This is a unique accommodation experience designed to help students learn and integrate into Canadian culture. We encourage all students interested in the Homestay program to learn more before applying.
Click Here to learn more about the Canada Homestay Network.
Just like any other member of the family, you will be expected to keep your bedroom clean and tidy and clean up after yourself in the kitchen and around the house.
Your experience in a homestay will depend on your own mindset. Come with an open mind: be friendly, give people the benefit of the doubt, and be ready to accept the ways in which Canada and the people you meet here are different and unique- in the very same way you would like people to appreciate you.
These experiences aren’t solely for students, host families are always looking to learn more about you, your culture and the experience that makes you unique. Don’t be shy to share your story.
If you wish to stay with a Canadian host family, please review:
- The Student Guide
- The Student Participation Agreement
- Complete The International Student Homestay Application.
Once you have reviewed the documents mentioned above, please click here to complete the Canada Homestay Network “Homestay Application. After completing and submitting the application, a representative from Canada Homestay Network will reach out to you to continue the application process.
Algoma University has partnered with Places4Student to provide our students with safe and affordable off-campus housing options.Learn More
Places4Students is a great resource for finding housing options near your campus. It’s designed to be user-friendly and safe, with listings organized by campus. Additionally, all listings are screened for added safety and security.
To get started as a student, click the link below:
Rental listings in the GTA
As a student, you can also post a FREE roommate or sublet advertisement on Places4Students by Clicking Here.
Looking to boost your rental listing’s visibility and attract Algoma University students as renters?
Places4Students has got you covered! With Google Maps integration, detailed listings where you can include photos, upload floor plans, and list amenities provided, as well as, access to a helpful customer service support team.
As a landlord, they have everything you need to stand out from the competition. Whether you’re renting out a single room or an entire property, Places4Students can help you connect with the right tenants and achieve your rental goals.
Benefits of posting on Places4Students
- Post listings for FREE in Sault Ste. Marie and the GTA
- Maximize your outreach and connect directly with Algoma University students hassle-free.
- Trusted and verified service that only focuses on students.
Post your new listing by Clicking Here:
For any assistance when using the platform please contact Places4Students directly:
- [email protected]
- Monday to Thursday: 9 am-7 pm EST
- Friday: 9 am-5 pm EST
Off-Campus Housing: How to Start Your Search
Finding the right apartment or home to rent can take time and effort. The secret is to plan ahead, and we’re here to help! Here are some helpful tips for finding the best rental homes and apartments in the GTA.
International Travellers: Please note that these are resources that should only be accessed after accepting your offer, paying your tuition deposit and successfully completing your course registration. We also strongly encourage students to seek long-term housing prior to arriving in Canada.
Housing in Canada
In Canada, we have many rental options available to suit your needs.
How to Find a Rental
Finding the right rental can be hard! So, we created a document to help guide your search.
What is a Lease?
If you’re planning to rent, it is important that you understand the importance of a lease.
What is Tenant Insurance?
While tenant insurance may not be mandatory, it's important that you understand the value of it.
Short-Term Housing Options
Looking for long-term accommodation can be hard! Here are some Short-term options to help while you look for long-term housing.
Being A Good Neighbour Guide
A guideline to “Being A Good Neighbor” while living in the province of Ontario.
Algoma University Student Housing Guide
A guide to help you find the right accommodation while studying at Algoma University.
Please note that Algoma University has no direct or indirect affiliation with any of the organizations above. We are simply providing the information for you to access if you wish to pursue off-campus housing.