Partners & Providers

Explore housing options within the city of Toronto and in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) with the following helpful resources. Find links to various housing service providers, with options for homestays, home-share programs, independent student residences, and roommate-finding opportunities. Get advice on housing and discover your rights and responsibilities as a tenant to enhance your living experience in Toronto.

Please note: Niagara College – Toronto does not verify the availability or veracity of any information supplied by third-party websites and is not responsible for the availability, quality, or results of any advice, information, or services rendered by third-party organizations.

Housing Options

Neither Niagara College – Toronto (NCT) supervises or regulates rentals but has made many resources available, including the portals below, to assist in your search for housing through our Housing team. We strongly recommend that all housing requests be made no later than one month before arrival.

Homestays & Homeshares 

Homestaying and homesharing offer a unique housing solution that benefits both homeowners and students. In these types of arrangements, homeowners rent out spare rooms or suites in their homes to students, providing affordable accommodation while fostering a sense of community and companionship. Students receive a private room or suite, with a private or shared bathroom as well as shared access to the kitchen in the home. Typically, such options are more affordable for students looking for spaces to live on a budget. Additionally, some hosts may offer students a discount on rent in exchange for assistance with household duties.



Sparrow is a leading homesharing platform that connects students with homeowners offering affordable housing solutions. With Sparrow, students can find comfortable and budget-friendly accommodations in the neighborhoods surrounding Niagara College – Toronto. Plus, with SparrowCare™, students can enjoy additional benefits and support throughout their homesharing experience, including credit building, damage and injury coverage, and discounted moving and grocery services. 



Canada Homestay Network (CHN) oversees the management of homestay accommodations for Niagara College – Toronto. In collaboration with Niagara College – Toronto, CHN offers international students the opportunity to experience warm and welcoming homestay arrangements, accompanied with custodianship services, ensuring that students feel exceptionally supported throughout their academic journey in Canada.

Canada Homestay Network


SpacesShared aims to address two critical challenges: enabling Canadians to age in their own homes while engaging with others socially and facilitating international students' access to safe and affordable housing near their educational institutions. The intergenerational relationships created through the SpacesShared service enable students to contribute to older adults’ well-being by offering household assistance in exchange for reduced monthly rent.



SHS Homestay offers a distinctive cultural immersion opportunity for NCT students, facilitating language development and personal enrichment. Their welcoming homestay residences offer a comfortable and nurturing environment that becomes a second home, where lasting memories and meaningful friendships are cultivated.


Student Residences  

Student residence living offers a supportive and dynamic community during your studies. Live with your peers and enhance your student life. This option provides convenience, comfort, useful amenities, and a chance to explore local culture with new friends. Elevate your overall student experience with camaraderie and increased opportunities for language improvement. 


For students and young professionals, the process of securing accommodation in a new city can be a positive and exciting experience. With Harrington Housing’s involvement, students will enjoy a heightened sense of ease and security thanks to benefits such as flexible lease terms, all-inclusive rates, no credit score check, protection against default roommate, and an instant booking process.

Harrington Housing


Parkside offers spacious urban living and state-of-the-art amenities in a secure environment with features that promote enhanced privacy and comfort for study, health and fitness, and social engagement. Conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Toronto, residents can easily walk or bike to Niagara College – Toronto.

Parkside Student Residence



Casa offers its guests exclusive, comfortable, spacious, well located, and fully furnished apartments and houses. Casa is ideal for mature and responsible students seeking independence while immersing themselves in the vibrancy of city life and culture. Casa student housing is well-suited for students with a sense of adventure who are eager to explore Canadian culture and lifestyle and looking for a truly authentic and unique experience. It offers students the opportunity to rapidly adjust to their new surroundings and become well-acquainted with the language and culture.


Furnished Apartments  

Live with other Niagara College – Toronto students in fully furnished apartments. This housing option offers an independent and enriching living experience on an off-site location. Enjoy the freedom and comfort of your own space without the hassle of sourcing your own furniture, appliances and essential wares. These apartments are well-equipped and allow you to explore your local surroundings and create lasting relationships.


Amber Student provides fully furnished apartments tailored to Niagara College – Toronto students’ needs. Combining comfort and convenience, these thoughtfully designed spaces create an ideal environment for focused study and relaxation. With amenities curated for student life, Amber Student ensures a seamless and enriching living experience throughout your college journey.

Amber Student


Liv is an online rental communication tool connecting renters to safe and secure housing options. Their layered verification process helps protect renters so they can search, inquire, and apply to rental listings with ease. You’ll receive verified listings, be able to inquire instantly, book viewings, apply online, sign digital contracts, and pay rent online. You can also browse their website to discover comprehensive neighbourhood guides and insightful articles about navigating the rental landscape.


4stay is an online platform that serves as a vibrant hub, connecting students with local hosts, room providers, and roommates near their respective educational institutions. 4stay caters to the evolving needs of students, offering a range of accommodation options and a convenient and efficient means of finding the ideal accommodations to suit each individual’s preferences.



Housing Support, Individual and Short-Term Leases

Sharing accommodations can reduce your monthly expenses, offer security and can lead to opportunities for socializing and making new friends. If you don't know anyone, or have a roommate in mind, services such as offer free matching services. Live in a condo, house, or apartment building at locations near public transit, shopping, restaurants, and Niagara College – Toronto locations.


Places4Students provides students, schools and landlords with the highest quality, off-campus housing service. This large real-time database is for student housing vacancies in our area, including photos and text, contact information and property features.


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