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How can I avoid rental housing scams?
This article provides tips on how to avoid rental housing scams. Know what to look out for when you search for housing.
How can I look for rental housing?
There are many different ways you can look for an apartment or house to rent in Ontario.
What are the apartment vacancy rates in Ontario?
The vacancy rates for rental apartments are very different across Ontario. Generally, communities with lower vacancy rates (that means fewer places available to rent) have higher rent prices.
How much does it cost to rent an apartment in Ontario?
The cost of renting an apartment or house depends on the size (number of bedrooms) and neighbourhood where it is located, and the age and condition of the apartment or house.
I am an international (foreign) student. Where can I live?
If you are an international (foreign) student, contact the international students' office at the college or university you will be attending. This office might be able to help you arrange short- or long-term accommodation.
What should I look for in an apartment/rental home?
Before you start your search, identify your housing needs and what you can afford. Try to see a few places before deciding.
What words do I need to know about renting a home?
Here are some of the words and phrases that you might hear when you start looking for a place to rent.
What should I consider when choosing a roommate?
Sharing housing with other people can help you reduce costs and can provide you with a social network. However, you will need to consider carefully what type of people you are comfortable living with.
Renting a Home - Infographic
There are many steps involved in renting a home in Ontario. The infographic below outlines some of the things you will need to do in order to rent an apartment.
How do I find shared housing?
Shared housing is when you share an apartment or house with another person or another family. You have a private bedroom and share the other living spaces, such as the kitchen and bathroom.
How to Find and Rent a Home if You Have a Large Family
Renting a home for a large family can be difficult. This multilingual brochure has information about finding and renting appropriate housing.
Understanding "For Rent" Ads
You may come across some terms you don’t know when looking at rental advertisements for homes. This multilingual brochure explains some common terms and abbreviations used in rental ads.