Housing Options

There are many housing options for you to choose from depending on your needs and preferences. Be sure to find a place close to your campus and easily accessible by regular and frequent public transit.

Start your search EARLY – as soon as you receive your visa! Search for listings online, connect with other students and contact landlords as soon as possible. Prices go up and availability goes down the closer we get to the first day of classes.

Know the costs – expect to spend at least $500 per month and expect to pay both first month and last month’s rent up front.

Avoid scams – don’t send money unless you, or someone you trust, has verified that the landlord and rental unit in person.

On-campus Residence

Please note that on-campus Residence facilities are only offered to students at our Doon and Cambridge students, subject to availability. Students at other campuses must find off-campus or homestay placements.

Doon/Cambridge Campus Residence

Who Can Apply?
All students enrolled full-time at Conestoga can apply to Residence. Please note the Residence building is convenient to only Doon (Kitchener) and Cambridge campuses. For other campuses, please check other options provided on this page.
How to apply?
Apply through My Housing Portal.
Take a look at Residence Rooms.
When to apply?
Spaces get filled several months before each intake, so please apply as soon as possible.
Cost?
Residence Cost
Your Conestoga College tuition account is separate from your residence fees account. Please do not instruct your banking institution to pay Conestoga College for your housing costs.

Please contact Residence if you have any questions:

Conestoga College Residence
99 Conestoga College Boulevard
Kitchener, ON
N2P 2N5
Phone: 519-895-2272 | Fax: 519-895-2688
Email: info@conestogarez.ca

For more details, visit: Doon campus Residence.

Off-campus Rentals

Live off-campus with other students or in your very own apartment! There are many options for off-campus housing in the community.

Where to find advertisements for student housing:

Please note: the following are not affiliated with, or monitored by Conestoga College.

Other Resources

Homestay

Homestay is a program that matches international students with local host families to live with while studying at Conestoga.

Conestoga College partners with Canada Homestay Network Inc. (CHN) to administer our Homestay program.

Includes:

  • a private bedroom
  • food for three meals per day
  • laundry facilities and Internet connectivity and
  • the opportunity to live with a Canadian family

Cost:

Effective September 1, 2017, homestay fees will be $875 for four weeks with a minimum eight-week placement required, plus a $235 placement fee.

To apply:

Canada Homestay Network
Contact Homestay Regional Manager Irene Frezell by email or call 519-489-7051 ext. 2029

Temporary Stay

Didn’t secure housing before you arrived?

If you do not find housing before you arrive in Canada, you must book temporary accommodation. Book in advance with a valid credit card by phone or online through the hotel’s website or other booking websites such as booking.com, expedia.ca and hotels.com. Don’t forget to identify yourself as a Conestoga student when booking to receive discount rates.

For Doon and Cambridge campus students:

Four Points Sheraton
210 Preston Parkway, Cambridge ON, N3H 5N1 - 1-519-635-2690
Distance to Doon Campus: 6 mins by taxi, 15 mins by public bus
Distance to Cambridge Campus: 5 mins by taxi, 7 mins by public bus


Kitchener Inn & Suites
4355 King St E, Kitchener, ON N2P 2E9
Distance to Doon Campus: 10 mins by taxi, 40 mins by public bus
Distance to Cambridge Campus: 12 mins by taxi, 50 mins by public bus


Quality Inn
2899 King St E., Kitchener ON, N2A 1A6 - 1-519-894-3500
Distance to Doon Campus: 11 mins by taxi, 30 mins by public bus
Distance to Cambridge Campus: 10 mins by taxi, 50 mins by public bus


Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre
700 Hespeler Road, Cambridge ON N3H 5L8 – 1 (866) 622-1505
Distance to Doon Campus: 9 mins by taxi, 47 mins by public bus
Distance to Cambridge Campus: 8 mins by taxi, 37 mins by public bus


Radisson Hotel Kitchener Waterloo
2960 King St. E, Kitchener ON N2A 1A9 – (519) 894-9500
Distance to Doon Campus: 11 mins by taxi, 34 mins by public bus

For Waterloo campus students

Inn of Waterloo & Conference Centre
475 King St. N, Waterloo ON N2J 2Z5 – (519) 804-1130
Distance to Waterloo Campus: 4 mins by taxi, 18 mins by public bus


Best Western Plus Waterloo
547 King St, N - (519) 884-0100
Distance to Waterloo Campus: 6 mins by taxi, 20 mins by public bus


Radisson Hotel Kitchener Waterloo
2960 King St. E, Kitchener ON N2A 1A9 – (519) 894-9500
Distance to Waterloo Campus: 10 mins by taxi, 33 mins by public bus


Holiday Inn Express & Suites Waterloo - St. Jacobs Area
14 Benjamin Road, Waterloo, Ontario N2V 2J9--(519) 514-7862
Distance to Waterloo Campus: 8 mins by taxi, 40 mins by public bus

For Guelph campus students

Comfort Inn Guelph
480 Silvercreek Parkway, Guelph, ON N1H 7R5
1-519-763-1900
This hotel is about 10 minutes from Guelph campus by public transit.


Super 8 Motel Guelph
281 Woodlawn Road West, Guelph, ON H1H 7K7
1-519-836-5850
Email: super8.guelph@rogers.com
This motel is about 10 minutes from Guelph campus by public transit.


Days Inn Guelph
785 Gordon Street, Guelph, ON N1G 1Y8
1-519-822-9112
This hotel is about 45 minutes from Guelph campus by public transit.


University of Guelph Conference Services (only available from May to August)
University of Guelph, University Centre 432, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
1-519-824-4120 Ext. 52353
Email: spevent@uoguelph.ca
This option is only available from May to August.

For Brantford campus students

Days Inn Brantford
460 Fairview Drive, Brantford, ON N3R 7A9
1-519-759-2700
This hotel is about 10 minutes from Brantford campus by taxi (approximate taxi fare is $25) or one hour by public transit.


Best Western Brantford Hotel and Conference Centre
19 Holiday Dr., Brantford, ON N3R 7J4
1-519-753-8651
This hotel is about 10 minutes from Brantford campus by taxi (approximate taxi fare is $25) or 30 minutes by public transit.


Housing FAQ

Does the college provide me with accommodation?

No, the college does not provide students with short-term or long-term accommodation. It is the responsibility of the student to secure accommodation arrangements for themselves (and budget appropriately for the local cost of accommodations).

Who can I rent a room from?

There are many ways to choose a rental:

  • You can choose to rent directly from a landlord, either in an apartment building or a private home.
  • You can choose to rent from a student, taking over their lease in a “sublet.”
  • You can choose to share rooms with students, if you have the landlord’s permission.
How much does it cost to rent a room?

Costs differ based on the size of the room, utilities, amenities offered (pool, gym, etc) and location. Don’t forget to check Google Maps to find out how you can travel to campus, and how long it will take you.

  • Private room with shared bathroom and kitchen: approximately $425+ per month per person
  • 1-bedroom apartment with private washroom and kitchen: approximately $1000+ per month
  • Shared room: approximately $350+ per month (not always available – check with landlord)

Utilities (payments for heating, air-conditioning, water and electricity) as well as Wi-Fi may be additional to the rent you pay, so please ask your landlord before you sign papers.

Can I share a room with another student?

Please note that you need a landlord’s permission for room sharing.

For more accommodation information, email Conestoga’s International Transition Coordinator.

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IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER:

Conestoga College makes no warranty or representation regarding any premises, landlords or leasing agents that are listed on this website or any links provided herein. The listings are simply provided as a convenience to assist students in locating possible housing opportunities.
Conestoga has not inspected or investigated any premises or links in any way, inclusion of these various websites or links shall not be construed as an endorsement or approval by Conestoga College.
Conestoga College disclaims any responsibility, among other thndition of any premises, terms of any leases, or compliance with any municipal or provincial rules or regulations established in the Landlord Tenant Act of Ontario.
All prospective tenants are strongly encouragemmon sense and good judgment when evaluating prospective rental units and landlords.
If you have questions about si any other rental documents, you may wish to seek legal advice.