Family Housing

Student Family Housing is a supportive and welcoming place for full-time degree program students with partners and/or children in two PDF format high-rise buildings located on Charles St. W., in walking distance from St. George campus. It also offers a small number of apartment units in the Huron-Sussex area of the St. George Campus behind Robarts Library that can accommodate a couple or parent(s) with a child. Apply online and if interested in short-notice rentals, email / call their office at 416-978-8049 afterwards for possible available units.

The Charles Street Drop-in Centre provides parents of the Student Family Housing apartments and their children age five years and under with a place to meet and socialize. The centre is staffed by a supervisor, trained in Early Childhood Education (ECE), work/study students, volunteers, and parents. Parents are expected to stay and participate in the various activities and playtime. The program is free and is restricted to children of student families living at Charles Street. For hours and further details visit the Student Family Housing website.

Apartments at Charles Street are not large enough to accommodate a family with three children. Students on a degree-granting program with large families may want to look at UTM Family Housing.

Off Campus Housing

Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto
Affordable and/or subsidized housing is available throughout the Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto. Contact the co-operative of your choice to apply.

Housing Connections
Subsidized housing is also available through Housing Connections

All of these options might have lengthy waitlists so apply as soon as you can.

Family Care Office Advising Sessions for SFH Residents

Book your appointment now! Upcoming dates & times: Tuesday September 29, 9:30 – 10:30 am; Wednesday October 14, 2 to 3 pm

Location: The link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

Questions on family issues? Have an individual and confidential session with a Family Care Advisor to discuss:

  • Pregnancy
  • Parental leave planning
  • Childcare
  • Schools
  • Childcare subsidies
  • Networking opportunities with other student families
  • Any other question you might have

To register email

Parents Group

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: Charles St. Drop-in Centre, 30 Charles St., 3rd Floor

A self-directed group for parents and their young children up to 5 years of age who live at the U of T Student Family Housing. Participants have an opportunity to meet other parents, make connections and share experiences. Group members develop a support network within the Student Family Housing buildings and learn about family resources. This occurs in the late fall and winter only.