Living Off-Campus

Most new students prefer to live on campus during their first year at Lakehead. However, there are many reasons Residence Life may not be right for you.

Below are links to help your search for off-campus housing in Thunder Bay and Orillia:

 Off-campus Housing - Thunder Bay
 
 Off-campus Housing - Orillia
 

Wolfie's Helpful Housing Hints:

An illustration of Wolfie the Lakehead University MascotStudent housing is a hot commodity, so it’s best to act quickly so as not to be left with places far away from campus or in less than desirable neighbourhoods. Students should be prepared for application fees to be paid to landlords, to fork up their first and last month’s rent, to pay a security deposit and if applicable, a parking fee. For first-time renters, it’s also important to do plenty of research to determine the average monthly rates in the area in order to avoid getting taken advantage of.

Students should be prepared for application fees to be paid to landlords, to pay their first and last month’s rent, to pay a security deposit and if applicable, a parking fee. For first-time renters, it’s also important to do plenty of research to determine the average monthly rates in the area in order to avoid getting ripped off.

Know Your Rights!

Do you know your rights and obligations as a tenant? Are you signing a new lease agreement? What deposits do you have to pay to your landlord and which deposits are illegal? Can your landlord evict you at the end of your term? Find out the answers to these questions and more by contacting the Lakehead University Community Legal Services. Please see our How to Apply page for more information or call (807) 346-7815.

Students and landlords should be aware of their rights and responsibilities before entering into a rental agreement. A complete listing of the Tenant Protection Act can be found at the following sources: