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Moving to TB [Apr. 4th, 2007|10:48 am]
Lakehead University


Hello all.

I just got word today that I was accepted to Lakehead for my bachelor's of ed. I am now trying to do some reasearch on moving up there and where I will live and what I will need, and how expensive coming back down here to Windsor (and vice-versa) it will be for my boyfriend & I.

So - where do I look for housing near the university? Is there a housing directory online somewhere that I can look at (just to get prices for now)? Do a lot of places near the U rent for 8 months? How is the Residence at Lakehead? Would it be worth it to look into the townhouse or apartment residences (I don't want a meal plan, as I would rather make all my own food) for 650 a month? Looking on the university off-campus housing directory, there doesn't seem to be much offered in ways of students moving in from out of town who don't have a group. Are there places that offer 8 months leases?

What are the living expenses like? More expensive than other parts of the country for food? less? gas?

Also, what would I need for winter weather up there in terms of clothing and such? In Windsor our winters are relatively mild, and I usually just wear a hoodie over a tee under my winter coat.

Also, does Lakehead offer some sort of Work Study program for students where they can work on campus? I plan on getting OSAP, and most of my school/living will be paid for that way, but I know that I will need another job for extra money, like travel and car expenses.

Thanks for any help!

[User Picture]From: simplefred
2007-04-04 08:39 pm (UTC)
get an appointment that is as close as possibly to the campus. Academy tower is good and you can use the off campus housing website to find a roomate. offcampus.lakeheadu.ca

The tower is also on a major bus route, which will take you straight to the Intercity Mall (the only mall in Tbay)
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[User Picture]From: morningapproach
2007-04-04 09:02 pm (UTC)
Academy Tower is an apartment building I presume? Any idea where I can find them on the web?
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[User Picture]From: dsonnance_
2007-04-04 10:03 pm (UTC)
Magent Property Management is who Owns Acadamy Towers.
They're dicks tho...

Try Poli Rentals they have 2Br's for the same price as 1Br's in Acadamy towers.
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[User Picture]From: simplefred
2007-04-04 10:25 pm (UTC)
they weren't mean to me and there a weight room and sona in the Tower. But I'm quiet. I have to agree with you about the cost. It costs $950 for a 2-br (all inclusive) which is the same cost as a townhouse (non inclusive).

The building the closest appartment to the campus and I has a friend in one of town houses you suggested. He's place had three break-ins over two years. All I can say is do rent on the first floor of any building in Tbay.
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[User Picture]From: simplefred
2007-04-04 10:29 pm (UTC)
This is the campus map:

The tower is at the intersection that's marked with a black X on the upper right side. Oh yes, if you're an ed student, your classes should in the Bora Laskin Building, (14 on the map)
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[User Picture]From: benfoldsfivefan
2007-04-05 03:25 am (UTC)
yeah academy towers is an apartment building but they are RIDICULOUSLY overpriced for the condition of their apartments. the landlord is an asshole and all-in-all, i wouldn't recommend getting into it with them (especially since you have to sign a year-long lease).

if you want i can give you the number of my landlord. i don't live near the school but with a car it's only about a 5 minute drive. rent is dirt cheap and the whole building was renovated this year. the landlord here is amazing and the place is super nice.
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[User Picture]From: morningapproach
2007-04-05 03:28 am (UTC)
You know, I would appreciate that. The girl that I woudl be living with would be heading up there this summer to find us a place, so I will pass it on to her. Are you able to sign 8 month leases in your building?

my email is helbich@gmail.com
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[User Picture]From: kietedan
2007-04-06 06:07 am (UTC)
My two cents, avoid L. P. Rentals properties. They're overprices and in miserable condition, on top of that, the landlords are more than a little lazy. They are however close to the school.
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[User Picture]From: kietedan
2007-04-06 06:06 am (UTC)
Not the only mall, Just the only mall worth frequenting. :P
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