Housing Services offers support to assist students in finding off-campus housing. Our services are free and open to all George Brown College students. Our offices are located at St. James campus (in room B130), Casa Loma Campus (Room E246 – Main Lobby), and Waterfront Campus (Room 101C – Main Lobby). See our full contact information below.
Our knowledgeable staff can assist you in your housing search and give pointers on what to look for. We currently have a partnership with Ontario Student Housing and encourage students to view their listings. In general it usually takes about 2-3 weeks to find an apartment in Toronto. Apartment listings usually go up 1-2 months previous to their availability. So if you’re looking to move beginning of September it is usually good to start looking in July.
George Brown College has a student residence, The George, that features all-inclusive living, with the flexibility of 8 month (Fall/Winter) and 4 Month (Summer) agreements.
The George houses over 500 students in fully furnished 2-bedroom suites that include a kitchenette and 3-piece bathroom. The rooms are fully loaded, with Wi-Fi, cable television and a flat screen TV, phone with local calling, and floor to ceiling windows.
Our common spaces are second to none, featuring a BBQ patio, large games room, relaxation area with media screens, and study space overlooking the city.
For application information, and more detail about The George, please visit our student residence webpage:
CONTACT STUDENT RESIDENCE
George Brown Housing Office Contact Information & Hours of Operation:
St. James Housing Office
200 King St. East
(416) 415-5000, ext. 2101
Monday – Thursday - 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday – 8:30am - 4pm
(Between June 7th and August 23rd-except long weekends)
Casa Loma 146 Kendal Ave
Room E246 - Main Lobby
(416) 415-5000, ext. 2878
Monday – Friday – 8:30am – 4:30pm
Waterfront Campus 51 Dockside Drive, Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences: 51 Dockside Drive
Room 101C - Main Lobby
(416) 415-5000, ext. 5528
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30 pm
George Brown College Off Campus Housing Rental Resources
Places 4 Students
- For GBC students to search listings
- For GBC students to post free sublet/roommate listings
- For a landlord wishing to post a rental listing
The Housing Market
Most of the accommodation listed at the Housing Service is located within approximately 30 minutes travel time from the college. Many students prefer to live within walking distance of the college. This saves money and time and also means that students can participate more easily in a variety of campus activities. However, because this accommodation is so popular, it is usually priced somewhat higher and is rented more quickly.
Types of Accommodation Listed
Landlords and students list rooms in shared apartments and houses, as well as private apartments and houses for rent. Sharing accommodation with either a family or another student is the most economical type of student housing. Sometimes a group of students will look for a private apartment or house and then share the rent. Accommodation may be furnished, unfurnished or semi-furnished. Private apartments and houses are usually unfurnished.
While most students need to purchase and cook their own food, some listings in this category may indicate that board is available. Although your room may be furnished, you should be prepared to supply your own bedding and towels.
Room: A private bedroom with shared access to only bathroom and kitchen facilities.
Shared Apartment or House: A private bedroom with shared access to the kitchen, bathroom, living room etc.
Semi-Private: A private bedroom in a house or apartment with one or more private facilities i.e. bathroom, kitchen and/or sitting or study area.
Private accommodation is self-contained and usually has a private entrance which separates it from the rest of the building. You must be able to lock this entrance.
Apartment: A unit with a least one bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen, and one or more other rooms, such as a living room, all of which are private.
Bachelor Apartment: A unit with one room for living and sleeping, as well as a bathroom and kitchen area, all of which are private.
House: A complete house for rent.