The city of Toronto is an eclectic and invigorating place. Known as a miniature version of New York, this city has so much to offer, and that includes great academic institutions. From universities and colleges to professional training opportunities, there’s an abundance of top tier places for you to choose from that will delight your inner academic. Here’s a quick guide to some of the best places for you to consider for living and learning in Toronto.
First and foremost is U of T. It’s one of the leading institutions in all of Canada, and one of the world’s top research universities. Spread across three different campuses, this university offers you three very different neighbourhoods to live and learn in – downtown Toronto, Mississauga, and Scarborough. However, the downtown St. George campus is the most renowned as it is truly set within the central buzz of this great city. It’s the perfect place to learn if you’re searching for that vibrant student life.
This urban university is also based in the heart of the city and is your go-to institution for innovation and entrepreneurship, with a particular emphasis on career-focused education. It’s one of the leading facilities for adult learning at their G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education. It also boasts a leading reputation in media and marketing.
Spread across two main campuses, York University is the 2nd largest university in all of Canada. Its main campus is home to one of the oldest, largest, and most distinguished laws schools in all of Canada – the Osgoode Law School, along with the Schulich School of Business, which has been rated as the top business school in Canada by the Economist, Forbes, and CNN Expansion.
With the main Keele campus tucked away from the core of the city, it’s perfect for students looking for a more calm, self-contained university that has everything you need, including residences, a shopping mall, prime athletic facilities, and just about anything else you could think of within walking distance.
With urban educational institutions located in and around the core of downtown Toronto, there’s an abundance of apartments that you can find within walking distance, or that require just a quick ride on the TTC.
But one of the best methods for finding the right apartment for you is by taking a visit to the city initially to scope out potential areas for you to live. Figure out your budget, narrow down your scope, ask around at local cafes, and take a look at online Toronto apartment listings.
You’ll be surprised how much easier it can be to find that perfect place for student life when you do a bit of research beforehand, and simply ask around from fellow students. Toronto’s a big, vibrant city, so when you do find that perfect place to live away from home, just be careful – you might not want to leave.