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OCAD U Housing Info Fair

OCAD University virtual Housing Info Fair

Virtual Housing Info Fair*
May 24 to June 3, 2022

OCAD University has several housing partners, including co-ops, independent student residences and online housing service providers. Discover more about these options and the search platforms that can help you with your housing search in the Greater Toronto Area and learn about your housing rights and responsibilities.

Attend any of these free online information sessions and bring your questions!
Check out all our housing information by visiting www.ocadu.ca/housing

Session Recordings
Past session recordings are being closed captions and are being posted to our Housing Info page as they are completed.

*Scheduling subject to change.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 10 a.m. ET
Introducing:
places4students.com
Places4Students.com is the proven housing listings resource providing abundant information about available housing and a real-time database of house and apartment vacancies in close proximity to OCAD U, with detailed property features, photos and contact information. Learn how to find the place that is right for you! Post a free profile, find potential OCAD U roommates, or search listings posted by your fellow students.

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Wednesday, May 25, 10 a.m. ET
Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA)

Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) is one of Canada’s oldest not-for-profit charities working to advance the right to adequate housing. Founded in 1987 by a small group of Ontarians who were deeply concerned about discrimination in housing, CERA has worked tirelessly for over thirty years at the intersection of human rights and housing and is one of Canada’s leading NGOs working in the area of social and economic rights. CERA works to advance the right to adequate housing by: serving renters to help them stay housed; providing education and training about housing rightsand advancing rights-based housing policy.

In our session, we will answer questions and provide a brief summary of the most important things to know about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant and debunk some myths of renting in Ontario.

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Thursday, May 26, 2022, 1 p.m. ET
Introducing: Native Youth Resource Centre
655 Bloor St. West, Toronto

Are you an Indigenous youth aged 16-29? Looking for support finding an apartment in Toronto? Join us for an information session with Housing Advocates from the Native Youth Resource Centre (NYRC)! Learn about rent supports, tenant rights and more!   

Located at 655 Bloor Street West, the NYRC provides support and advocacy in the areas of housing, education, recreation and employment for Indigenous youth.

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Thursday, May 26, 2022, 5 p.m. ET
Indigenous Student Social: Housing Tips and more! with the Indigenous Student Association

Are you a new or returning Indigenous OCAD U student? Interested in meeting other Indigenous students and connecting with potential roommates? Join Dehmin Cleland (Indigenous Student Monitor) and the Indigenous Student Association for a discussion of housing tips, life at OCAD U and more!

About the Indigenous Student Association (ISA):
The ISA is a self-governing collective of Indigenous students at OCAD University (OCAD U) who organize to nurture community and to support each other. We run community events and activities, and are the main student group dedicated to bettering Indigenous students’ experiences at OCAD U; autonomous from the Indigenous Visual Culture Program, the Indigenous Student Centre, and the Student Union. Our goals year to year may change, but we remain grounded in our dedication to community and safer spaces for Indigenous students to learn, create and thrive.

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Friday, May 27, 10 a.m. ET
HomeStay Network

We invite you to learn about living in homestay with a carefully screened host family selected just for you. CHN (Canada HomeStay Network) offers 24/7 support, a variety of meal plans, and a caring host family. Homestay offers excellent value and a wonderful “home away from home” experience.

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Monday, May 30, 2022, 10 a.m. ET
Introducing: Neill-Wycik Student Co-op

96 Gerrard St. East, Toronto
Distance from OCAD U: 1.4 km

Neill-Wycik is a 700+ room co-operative in the heart of downtown Toronto. Being a member of Neill-Wycik means you’re a part owner of the co-op. As a result, this means you get to live in a place with no landlord, which is why it’s one of the most affordable and democratic places for students in Toronto to live.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2022, 10 a.m. ET
Introducing: CampusOne and Parkside
253 College Street and 111 Carlton Street, Toronto
Distance from OCAD U: 1.2 km and 1.6 km

Going to university is extraordinary—how you live it should be too. CampusOne and Parkside, two locations professionally managed by Canadian Campus Communities, have modern living spaces that feature enhanced privacy for comfort and study, and amenities promoting health, fitness, academic achievement, and socialization. Learn more about why you should call CampusOne or Parkside your home this fall!

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 10 a.m. ET
Introducing: Canada HomeShare
246 Bloor St. West, Toronto

Canada HomeShare is an exchange-based, social work facilitated home sharing program run by the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly. HomeShare matches home providers 55 years and over with post-secondary students to live together. In exchange for subsidized rent, students contribute up to seven hours per week of assistance around the home and companionship. Learn more about this option!

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Thursday, June 2, 2022, 10 a.m. ET
Introducing: Avant Toronto
50 Gerrard St. East, Toronto
Distance from OCAD U: 1.3 km

Avant Toronto is made up over 188 newly renovated student apartments. We offer an inclusive living experience that is perfect for students looking for new community and personal experience: find out why Avant Toronto is the perfect student residence for you!

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Friday, June 3, 2022 10 a.m. ET
HOEM on Jarvis*
50 Gerrard St. East
Distance from OCAD U: 1.3 km

 
Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, our building is made up over 188 furnished student apartments. We offer an inclusive living experience that is perfect for students looking for a little more independence while still living close to campus.

HOEM is more than just a residence building, it's a feeling. HOEM was designed to encompass the modern student lifestyle of comfort, community, and education. There are no limits to your creativity in our Maker Space—equipped with 3D printers, laser cutters, work benches and more; it’s the perfect place to work on your academic and personal projects!

*Previously recorded, December 2021.
Tune in to watch this recording on OCAD U LiVE: www.ocadu.ca/live.

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OCAD Student Union
OCAD SU offers a variety of free services to OCAD U students, including Advocacy Services and Lawyer:

Advocacy Services
Assisting students with interpersonal issues with professors.
Issues of discrimination and harassment.
Submitting petitions or appeals.
Information about student rights and advocacy for students to ensure proper accommodations are being met.

Lawyer Services
The Lawyer provides free legal advice to all OCAD U students on various matters such as, but not limited to, tenancy issues, small claims, contract disputes, immigration, criminal charges, employment issues, and family law. The lawyer can also prepare and review legal documents (such as affidavits and powers of attorney), notarize or commission documents, and make notarized true copies. If the Student Union Lawyer cannot assist you with your matter, they can usually refer you to a local lawyer for a reduced fee.

Read more about Services…

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The virtual Housing Info Fair is coordinated by OCAD U Campus Life, Indigenous Student Centre, and OCAD U Admissions.