Off-campus housing

There is a variety of housing options for students looking to move closer to the college without living on campus. If you need help starting your search for off-campus housing review the resources below for tips and assistance as you search for your new home. offers a wide range of housing options, from single rooms to apartments, townhouses and more. options include:

If you are planning to live off campus, please be aware that the City of Oshawa introduced a bylaw in 2008 that requires the licensing of residential homes that are used for rental purposes within a specific catchment area (view map here) [PDF – 199 KB].

As a renter you should be aware of the bylaw, what it means to you, and your responsibilities. The City of Oshawa What a Tenant Should Know [PDF – 33 KB] document provides details about the bylaw and answers to frequently asked questions. 

For more specific information about the bylaw, including a map of the affected streets, please visit

 Other online rental listings:


The online housing listings information has been submitted by individuals not associated with Durham College. The accommodations listed have not been inspected by Durham College and the college makes no representation as to the accuracy of the information posted, the worthiness of the landlord or the suitability of the accommodation for student use. Durham College assumes no responsibility in regard to any lease made with the landlord or any arrangements made by students sharing the accommodation. Students are advised to meet with the owner and inspect the premises before signing a lease. Further, students seeking housing in the area immediately surrounding the Durham College campus (view map) [PDF – 199 KB] should ensure that prospective landlords have current licenses, according to the City of Oshawa By-Law 20-2008 [PDF – 545 KB] regarding Residential Rental Housing Licensing.

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