Many ON students struggle to find housing for this Fall

A recent article in the Toronto Star discusses the challenges that many students in Ontario are experiencing as they search for affordable housing for this Fall. The Star reporter Janet Hurley discusses the impact of enrolment growth on the demand for student housing at a time when financial challenges have limited these universities’ capacities to meet this demand. As a result, many ON universities are struggling to guarantee housing for first-year students. Hurley underlines the importance of providing this guarantee, referencing a recent study that found that residence living can have a profound impact on academic achievement. She concludes by detailing the efforts many universities are making to tackle this problem, such as building new residences or by forging private partnerships.

Toronto Star (Acct Req)