Toronto Film School is known for the personalized support it offers students at every step of their education. In this section, students can find a variety of resources to help them navigate their school experience.


So you’re moving to the big city? Here are a few resources that will help you with your move.

Moving to Toronto will require students to locate suitable accommodations, preferably close to campus. As our campus’ do not have Residence or on-campus housing, we maintain lists of accommodations, which are generally shared apartments, rooms in private homes, or Home Stay arrangements with a local family.

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.

Casa Toronto
101 Lawton Blvd, Unit 117
M4V 1Z6, Toronto, ON

Tel: +1 416-546-1556
Email: [email protected]

Student Homestay Services
495 Oriole Parkway, Suite 2
M5P 2H9, Toronto ON

Tel: 416-480-0678
Fax: 416-486-3061
Email: [email protected]

The Canada Homestay Network (Toronto and Vancouver)
Address: 1031 St. David, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 4Y7
Phone: 1-877-441-4443
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://canadahomestaynetwork.ca/for-students/#services

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 Pathway Program Information

Students studying at the Toronto Film School ESL Pathway Program are encouraged to stay in a homestay for the duration of the ESL Pathway Program. Living in an English environment helps students learn the language, and will contribute to their cultural experience in Canada.

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 – 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.

Casa Toronto
101 Lawton Blvd, Unit 117
M4V 1Z6, Toronto, ON

Tel: +1 416-546-1556
Email: [email protected]

University of Toronto Summer/Temp Residence

Canada Parkside Student Residence
111 Carlton Street, Toronto
Ontario, Canada M5B 2G3
Telephone: (416) 977-8000

Tartu College Residence
310 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Email: [email protected]

Campus Common
50 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, On
Tel: 416-593-1800

Neill-Wycik Student Co-Op and Hotel
96 Gerrard Street East, Toronto

College Hostels
280 Augusta Ave
Toronto, Ontario, M5T 2L9
Tel: (416) 929-4777
Email: [email protected]

Canadian Backpackers Hostel
42 WidmerStreet, Toronto

Hi Toronto Hostels
76 Church Street
Toronto, Ontario
Tel: 416-971-4440 / 1-877-848-8737
Email: [email protected]

HOEM on Jarvis student residence
Website: https://hoem.ca
Address: 86 Jarvis St Toronto M5B 2B7
Tel: 416-512-2273
Email: [email protected]

For further details on housing recommendations or an up-to-date list, please email the International office at [email protected]