Future International Students
The George Brown Residence combines the safety and convenience of being on-campus, combined with incredible student activities and an unmatched quality of service and amenities. Focus on school without worrying about monthly utility bills and 12 month leases. Simply arrive and instantly begin your George Brown College experience!
Living at the George Brown Residence will connect you with a community where you will make lasting friendships, experience the city, and develop a range of academic and life skills. Our residence is not just a convenient place to live, but is an important part of the overall George Brown College experience. This is your home away from home, and we offer support systems and services that aren’t easily found in other types of student housing options. Social and educational events include cooking classes, study groups, Residence games & sports challenges, group trips to local events and more.
Apply early to secure your space in residence:
Applications for the Fall 2016 intake available online in the fall of 2015. We accept students on a first apply first accepted basis.
You can apply before you are accepted into your program at georgebrown.ca/residence
Student Homestay Services (SHS), George Brown College’s long-time partner in student homestay accommodation, maintains a network of caring families who will help make your transition to living and studying in Canada a friendly and supportive experience. Homestay is a great way to start your time in Canada, particularly if you are new to the city and do not have friends or family in the area. You can stay for an initial 4 or 8 week period while familiarizing yourself with the city and the College as well as searching for a place to live that is convenient for you.
Homestay Application Process
If you require Homestay Accommodation (with optional Airport Pick-up), make sure that your homestay application reaches Student Homestay Services at least three weeks before your arrival date. Apply at homestayservices.ca. Provide your flight details to them by email at email@example.com after you have submitted your application. A one-time Homestay Placement Fee of $165 is applicable.
Housing and Rental Market
Toronto has a large housing and rental market that offers numerous accommodation options for students. Rent can be costly in a large city like Toronto so, while there are opportunities to be found (especially if you are willing to share a space), it is very important to establish a reasonable budget and give yourself plenty of time to explore your options. More information about housing options can be found at: http://www.georgebrown.ca/current_students/housing/
Links to housing sites:
Classified listings in local papers:
Other Options: Posters advertising apartments or suites for rent are often placed in windows of houses or apartment buildings. It is always useful to take a stroll around the neighbourhood(s) you might be interested in living in to look for potential rental opportunities.
These links outline your rights as a tenant and provide a useful ‘Rental Checklist’