Types of Housing


Usually this is a room in a home, often from an older homeowner, who has a spare room. In exchange for low-cost accommodation, you agree to support and help around the house. SpacesShared is an example of Homeshare.

Bedroom in Student House or Apartment

This is an opportunity to live with other students, sharing a kitchen and bathroom but often with a private bedroom. 

Apartment in House 

This is a self-contained unit in a house, quite often in a basement, and has a private bathroom, kitchen and bedroom. These can be 1 or 2 bedroom, or studio (open concept with the bedroom in the same area)

Apartment in a low or high-rise building 

This is a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment in an apartment building, with a private bathroom, bedroom(s), kitchen and living space. 


This is renting a full house. It could be 2, 3 or more bedrooms, and includes the entire house.

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Students living off campus typically have access to a kitchen but make sure to ask when making your living arrangements. Meal plans are not available for students living off campus.

Homestay with Canada Homestay Network (For International Students) 

The Homestay program allows our international students a chance to have the extra support of living with a Canadian family. This is a great opportunity to make friends quickly and to learn more conversational English. Canada Homestay Network will help make all the arrangements. Explore Canada Homestay Network services

Preparing for Homestay Accommodation:

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The Homestay program often includes some meals. Please enquire when making your living arrangements. Meal plans are not available for students in the Homestay program.

Short-term Rentals

Short term rentals may be a great option for students looking to stay until they are waiting for their accommodation start date. See below for some options:


Many hotels in the Toronto and Hamilton area available for short term stays. Below are some hotel chains that may offer various additional services, such as shuttle services from Pearson airport, meals, and housekeeping. Please contact the hotel in your desired area directly for more information:

If you are an international student with questions about hotel programs, arrivals [at] mohawkcollege.ca (please contact the arrivals team.)