Children gather during a UFH event on the Rooftop Garden

University Family Housing

Student Family

Student Family Housing provides a home for U of T students who have spouses and/or children. The majority of student families live in our buildings at 30 and 35 Charles Street West, which consist of 711 apartment units, housing about 2,000 students and their families.

Student Family Housing offers more than just an apartment that’s close to campus. These buildings feature a rooftop garden, recreation rooms, family drop-in centre, residence life programs and activities to help build a true community.

Eligibility Requirements for Students

University Family Housing is reserved for University of Toronto students actively registered and enrolled in full-time each Fall and Winter term in an undergraduate or graduate degree program and who are living full-time with a spouse/common-law partner and/or have custody of one or two children.

Our Communities

Charles Street

In the heart of downtown Toronto, 30 and 35 Charles Street West are two high-rise apartment buildings where the majority of our student families live.


A historic neighbourhood on the University of Toronto campus where new faculty live, along with a very small number of student families and long-term tenants.

Huron-Sussex street scene

Limited Availability


There are only a small number of one-bedroom apartments in Huron-Sussex for student families. The waiting list often takes multiple years to get an offer and is much longer than Charles Street.

Life at UFH

Residence Life Programming

Since the early 1990s, University Family Housing has provided our residents with a variety of educational & recreational programs, including yoga, dance, language classes, arts & crafts, celebrations, and more. This programming is available to all our residents and their family members for both our Charles Street and Huron-Sussex communities. 

Young girl colours at craft table

New to City Living and Noise?

Both our Huron-Sussex and Charles Street communities are located in downtown Toronto. These busy areas come with a lot of amenities, but a certain level of noise and activity will have to be expected. Learn more about city noise below:

Paying rent

Rent & Financial Concerns

Questions about our rent, insurance, and other financials? 

Do you want to know more about how paying rent works at University Family Housing or the financial resources available? 

Moving in

Moving in & the Lease

What do you need before moving to Charles Street?

Want to know more about what goes into a lease and what you need to know before moving to Charles Street and University Family Housing? 

Community at UFH


Questions about apartments, noise, pets, and everyday living?

We’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions to provide some quick answers:


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