The Fall Semester is Around the Corner! Have You Found Your Home for The Year?
Even though summer is still in full swing, it's always a good idea to keep school in the back of your mind. Especially when it comes to where you are going to call home. As a professional property management company, we provide service to properties across a number of student hotspots in Ontario including, Toronto, London, Peterborough, Guelph, and St. Catherines. But we know your apartment isn't the only thing that makes you feel at home. It's just as much about enjoying what's outside your apartment door as well. Each student city has its own charms to be explored and enjoyed.
Take a look at our list of student hotspots for this upcoming school semester.
Students residing in Ontario's largest city have much to enjoy! Whether you are in the downtown core or the city's surrounding areas, there is always something happening. Whether it's shopping, dining, nightlife, or other events, Toronto has it all.
There's so much to do that we simply can't cover it all, but some of our favourite attractions in the city include:
The CN Tower
Royal Ontario Museum
Art Gallery of Ontario
One of many sporting events!
Want some more ideas? Click here to find an entire list of experiences for your year at school via Narcity.
This is a relatively large city located approximately 200km away from Toronto and is home to the University of Western Ontario as well as Fanshawe College. In a town heavily catered to the student experience, you can expect to have a lot of fun during the school months.
While London is smaller than Toronto, it's a city heavily geared toward the student population. With Western and Fanshawe drawing many students from across the country, there's plenty of interesting things to do as a student including:
Attend an event at Budweiser Gardens or The Grand Theatre
Visit Covent Garden Market
Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride
Explore Victoria & Springbank Parks
Test Your Skills at an Escape Room
We know impromptu dining is part of the student experience, especially in a city like London where many of the restaurants cater to students. Click here for a list of 28 restaurants you need to try!
Peterborough is home to Trent University and Fleming College and a great place for students to reside. This picturesque city is perfect for those who enjoy a smaller setting with plenty of nature to explore. There is no shortage of parks and trails to make yourself familiar with in the area. Its downtown core also has charming dining options for Peterborough students to choose from.
Here's a list of the best parks in the city to explore:
Riverview Park and Zoo
Del Cray Park
Click here to take a look at even more parks for you to visit in Peterborough.
Apartments Near Trent University & Fleming College
The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with a population of 120,000 people located just 100km west of Toronto. It's home to The University of Guelph and Conestoga College making for a large student population within the city. Guelph is truly a great place to live with a great mix of larger city comforts as well as plentiful nature. The downtown core has many quirky shops and cafes for you to explore Guelph is famous for its amazing beer and craft breweries.
Some activities you should check out in Guelph include:
Guelph Civic Museum
Rockwood Conservation Area
Guelph Farmers' Market
Click here for a full list of attractions to enjoy while in Guelph including a number of their famous breweries!
St. Catherine's is the largest city in the Niagara region with a population of over 133, 000 people. The city is home to Brock University and is a great place for students to reside for their studies. St Catherine's is known as the Garden City for its lush trails and parks. Aside from this feature, the city is just a 20-minute drive away from Niagara Falls where there are countless attractions and restaurants to visit.
Visit Niagara Falls
Enjoy an Event at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Learn About the City's Culture at the St. Cathrine's Museum
Visit One Shorthills Provincial Park
Wine Tasting at One of Many World-class Vineyards in the City
Click here for a full list of fun activities while in St. Catharines.
No Matter where you will be residing this coming fall semester, Ontario's cities have many gems for students to enjoy outside of their apartments. Get out and explore what your city has to offer during the school year, and know that you have a wonderful place to call home in one of our many apartments throughout the province.