Where to look for off-campus student housing
Whether you are considering Sheridan or returning for another semester, finding a place to live is an important step for many students. If you are a current Sheridan student, please visit the Housing page on your student portal, Sheridan Central, for more resources.
Our Housing team provides the following services:
- Assistance with your housing search
- Support budgeting and planning your living costs
- Information about the leasing process
- Housing resources (ie: roommate contracts)
- Safety and fire prevention resources
- How to spot housing scams
- and much more!
The information below provides links to our off-campus housing partnerships and a variety of helpful tips and resources to assist you.
Looking for housing?
Before you get started, here are a few resources to help you with your housing search:
Sheridan has three partnerships to provide students with safe and affordable off-campus housing options.
Places4Students is an easy-to-use and safe housing database with postings organized by campus. For safety and security, the listings on the platform are screened.
To get started, select one of the cities below:
Never used Places4Students before? Check out the Places4Students User Guide.
Information for landlords
If you're a landlord looking to post your listing for students, Places4Students is also a great place to start. The Places4Students platform provides many tools to help your listing stand out, such as Google Maps, a live up-to-date database, descriptive listings with photos, floor plans and amenities logos, as well as customer service support if you need help.
For assistance using Places4Students, please contact them directly:
Canada Homestay Network
When you choose a homestay with Canada Homestay Network, you become a part of the family you live with and the community. Canada Homestay Network hosts, who are carefully screened and receive special health and safety training, are committed to including you in conversations, meals, and excursions. If you are an international student, you will be immersed in Canadian culture and receive many opportunities to practice your English.
To learn more, check out the Canada Homestay Network Guide.
Canada HomeShare matches students with senior home providers over the age of 55+ in the Peel Region. In exchange for affordable rent, students provide up to seven hours of assistance around the home and/or companionship to their home provider. The Canada HomeShare process is overseen by social workers and finds a match that feels right for you. To find out more, please visit the Canada Homeshare website or download the Canada HomeShare info sheet.
When living off-campus, your safety is an important factor to consider. It’s essential to be aware of your safety in all situations, including in your home. You need to plan for your safety and the security of your personal belongings by taking precautions.
Review this list of personal safety guidelines to be mindful of when living off-campus.
Additional personal safety resources:
- Information from Peel Police for Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon
- Information from Halton Police for Oakville, Milton, Burlington, Halton Hills
Many students live in a second-unit dwellings due to their affordability, but it’s important to ensure they are legal before you move in. A second-unit dwelling (often a basement apartment) is a self-contained unit with cooking, sleeping, and bathroom facilities located within a townhouse, semi-detached, or detached home.
Depending on where you live, a second-unit dwelling may be required to be registered with your city by your landlord. Brampton and Mississauga require second unit dwellings to be registered. A registered second unit ensures your place is safe, legal, and livable. It must comply with the Ontario Building Code, Ontario Fire Code, and Zoning By-Law.
Check if a second unit dwelling is registered
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Disclaimer: The Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (“Sheridan”) provides listings of accommodations from landlords through Places4Students.com as a resource (“Resource”) for the convenience of students only. Sheridan does not screen, inspect, warrant or approve any landlord, student, information or accommodation provided, and cannot guarantee the quality, accuracy, suitability, or condition of the accommodation. Sheridan does not assume any responsibility for agreements or arrangements made between students and landlords, actions of students or landlords, information contained in the Resource, or information provided by you to the Resource. Any risks or liability, including loss, associated with the use of the Resource are assumed by you as a user of the Resource. By using this Resource, you agree to all of the terms and conditions.