Metalworks Institute is committed to assisting you in your search for safe, clean and affordable student housing. We understand that finding the right place to live is a very important part of planning your educational experience in Canada and we are ready to help you explore your options.

Located in the heart of downtown Mississauga, Metalworks Institute is a short drive from the province’s capital, Toronto. Mississauga has a diverse population of nearly 800,000 residents, making it Canada’s 6th largest city. There’s plenty to do and lots to see! Known for offering all the best amenities at affordable rates, Toronto’s sister city has become an ideal new home for international students. Our campus is walking distance to Mississauga’s City Centre and GO Transit hub, Celebration Square, Square One shopping mall (the 2nd largest in Canada), the Central Library (a great place for research and quiet study!), the Living Arts Centre, numerous movie theatres, and countless restaurants.

Situated next to the large cosmopolitan metropolis of Toronto, our location allows students all the amenities of a large city, but with a significantly lower cost of living. Mississauga and Toronto also have an excellent inter-connected transit system.

We have extensively researched and identified three types of housing options available within close proximity to the Metalworks Institute campus:


To help you settle into life in Canada, we recommend our partner homestay companies who are dedicated to finding you the perfect home during your studies here at Metalworks Institute. Homestay companies offer housing at a price range of $700 CAD to $1200 CAD depending on the amenities required.  Many include free internet and some also include a meal plan. Here are some reputable local Homestay companies who are dedicated to finding you the perfect home during your studies at Metalworks Institute:

Homadorma is a trusted homestay platform by thousands of homestay hosts in Canada. With or without meals, room share or independent, Homadorma is here to help you find a fit. Book a homestay near Metalworks at

MLI Homestay

MLI Homestay, the homestay division of MLI – Muskoka Language International, has placed thousands of students with caring host families across Canada. Book a homestay near Metalworks Institute at


This is a popular option for students who are interested in sharing an apartment or townhouse with 2 or 3 other students to keep their costs down and get the roommate experience. Upon enrolment, you may request to join our Metalworks Institute Facebook Housing Group. Here you can connect with fellow students looking to share a place to live.

Metalworks Institute Housing Facebook Group

If you are a registered student looking for a roommate to share an apartment or house with, please visit our Metalworks Housing Group and send us a request to join. This private group is the ideal place to connect with other students at Metalworks Institute.


There are numerous basement apartment, high-rise apartment, and condominium rentals available within a short distance of the Metalworks campus. There are even fully furnished options available. Here are some links to help you find your home away from home:


There’s plenty to do and lots to see in Toronto and Mississauga. Check out these helpful links to figure out which transit options will work best for you.


MiWay is the main transit service in Mississauga. The current MiWay service consists of two types of bus routes: MiLocal, local buses that make frequent stops, and MiExpress, express buses between major destinations. Plan your route.

GO Transit


GO Transit is a network of train and bus lines that keep people moving around the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. GO Transit provides service to downtown Toronto and carries over 70 million passengers a year. Plan your route.

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)


The Toronto Transit Commission, more commonly known as ‘The TTC‘ is operates bus, subway, streetcar, and paratransit services in the City of Toronto. The TTC makes it easy to travel from Toronto to the Metalworks campus. Plan your route.

PRESTO Transit Payment Service

PRESTO is an electronic payment system that eliminates the need for tickets, tokens, passes and cash. PRESTO works across local transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) and Ottawa, making paying for your trip simple, convenient and secure. PRESTO connects eleven different transit systems in Ontario, making it the most convenient way to pay for public transportation in Mississauga and Toronto. You can get your PRESTO card from any participating transit station, including Toronto Pearson International Airport.


There’s plenty to do and lots to see in Toronto and Mississauga. Learn more about what our central location has to offer.

Metalworks Institute is not responsible for the information provided by homestay or rental providers and does not review rental accommodations, host families and their homes. Students should do their own evaluation of each accommodation provider.

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