Students scramble for last-minute housing in Northern ON

August 16, 2019

With classes starting on September 4th, many students are still struggling to find housing in Northern Ontario, reports CBC. "From what I have experienced over the years, if you want the best, the cream of the crop, you should be looking in February, March," says Joe McGibbon, residence life manager at Laurentian University in Sudbury. CBC states that while many institutions offer support for students looking for housing, students are more commonly left to do their own searching. "The housing isn't here," said Nicole Shelke, a leasing agent in Thunder Bay. "Everybody is looking for September 1, but we only have so many apartment buildings in the area that they're looking for." Shelke stated that some students will need to accept apartments that are farther away from campus. CBC (ON)