Where you live and how you get to your classes are important to university life. York gives you information to help you decide whether you should apply for residence or seek housing off campus. If you live off campus, you’ll also find information on public transportation options and availability of parking services to help you with your commute.
Living in 1 of our 10 undergraduate residences – 8 at the Keele Campus and 2 at the Glendon Campus – means you’re at the heart of the York University community. Traditional-style residences offer furnished double or single rooms with common facilities for first-year students that can help ease the transition to university life. York also has apartments (1,250 self-contained living units) for eligible graduate students, Osgoode law students, students with families and mature undergraduate students who are 21 years of age or older.
You may decide not to live on campus during your first year, or to move out of residence after meeting future roommates. York provides some tips for finding housing in Toronto on its Off-Campus Housing Page.
Whether you live in residence or off campus, finding a place to eat is made easier with the university’s meal plans, which give you access to both on- and off-campus vendors.
Residence life is about more than where you live – it is where you will find a community. With a senior student mentor to guide you, you will have the chance to participate in exciting programming that builds on what you’re learning inside the classroom while getting to know students from different programs.
York is a major transit hub during the academic year and is proud to partner with several regional public transportation providers to offer students alternatives to driving a vehicle to school. Check out public transportation options that include special shuttle services on specific routes.
Parking Services takes care of parking on campus. All visitors purchase a parking permit or pay a daily fee.