Home Stay Opportunities
If you would prefer to stay with a host family, you might consider the option of Home Stay. This option provides a family environment to enjoy the comforts of a home and hosts that can answer your questions and provide insight into Toronto and Canadian life. In addition, you may be staying with other International Students who you can connect with! Home Stay provides access to the living areas in the house, as well as television, laundry and Internet. Fees vary, (depending on the meal plan and the Home Stay company), but costs are approximately $750/ month.
Student Homestay Services
495 Oriole Parkway, Suite 2
M5P 2H9, Toronto ON
To complete an application form for a Home Stay please click here.
Student Housing Information
Enrolment Services maintains a list of accommodations to assist students in location suitable housing – generally shared apartment or rooms within a private home.
Financial and leasing arrangements are made between individual students and property owners. Many may require a down payment, including prepayment of the first and last month’s rent. Students who need help locating housing or who have problems related to their accommodations should contact the International Office.
We provide students with a list for short-term/temporary housing opportunities until longer-term arrangements are made. As each Toronto Film School has three different locations throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), we have broken down the options geographically.
ESL Gateway Program Information
Students studying at the Toronto Film School ESL Gateway Program are asked to stay in a homestay for the duration of the ESL Gateway Program. Living in an English environment helps students learn the language, and will contribute to their cultural experience in Canada. Students with special circumstances (e.g. Family members in Canada) can make a special request to be exempt from this requirement.
Homestay accommodation prices per week vary from $230 -$250, plus any additional fees related to registration, placement, and special requests.
Please contact your admissions advisor for information about how to arrange a homestay placement.
Toronto Film School at RCC Institute of Technology – Steeles Campus, Davisville Campus, Dundas Square Campus
Often, students will seek short-term accommodations before committing to a longer accommodation option, or connect with classmates also looking for places to live. Here is a short list of temporary and short-term opportunities closer to the Davisville Campus and Dundas Square Campus.
University of Toronto Summer/Temp Residence
Parkside Student Residence
111 Carlton Street, Toronto
Ontario, Canada M5B 2G3
Telephone: (416) 977-8000
Tartu College Residence
310 Bloor Street West, Toronto
50 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, On
Neill-Wycik Student Co-Op and Hotel
96 Gerrard Street East, Toronto
280 Augusta Ave
Toronto, Ontario, M5T 2L9
Tel: (416) 929-4777
Canadian Backpackers Hostel
42 WidmerStreet, Toronto
Hi Toronto Hostels
76 Church Street
Tel: 416-971-4440 / 1-877-848-8737
For further details on housing recommendations or an up-to-date list, please email the International office at firstname.lastname@example.org