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Off-campus

The university provides off-campus living resources and assistance for students, landlords and residents. From transit to housing to general inquiries about living off campus, our team can help you.

For more information, email ocl@ontariotechu.ca or call 905.721.8668 ext. 6184.

Durham Region Transit (DRT) 

  • Common routes to campus: 310, 401(B&C), 416, 417, 420, 910, 915 and 950
  • PRESTO and DRT information
  • U-Pass information

GO Bus services to campus:

  1. 52 – 407 East GO Bus
  2. 93 – Durham College/University of Ontario Institute of Technology/Scarborough Express GO Bus
  3. GO System maps
  4. List of stations and bus stops by city
  5. Trip Planner
Canada Homestay Network (CHN) manages Homestay for the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. In partnership with the university, CHN provides international students with warm and welcoming homestays so they feel well supported during their program of study in Canada. Visit the CHN web page for the university to learn more.

The university does not manage rental listings. The rental listing website we recommend is Places4Students.com. This website provides a place where students can find rental listings near the university, post a sublet, or find roommates. Landlords can also post their rental unit(s).

Housing Information

  • Tenant information  Learn about the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA), Municipal by-laws, information sessions you can attend, and other useful relevant tenant tips provided by the City of Oshawa.
  • Residential Rental Housing Licensing (RRHL)  Be familiar with the City of Oshawa’s Residential Rental Housing By-law, which has special rules for properties near campus. It is important to ensure that you live in a licensed home.

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