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

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[morningapproach]
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!
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From: vampyrickitten
2007-04-05 01:58 pm (UTC)
I recall going from Toronto to T-Bay by bus about 5 years ago. Cost me about $110 round trip with Greyhound. And that was WITH the student discount! It was also a 20 hour ride one way, leaving from Toronto. Driving is about a 14 hour trek from the GTA. For visiting purposes, I recommend waiting until breaks to do so, for the sheer stress that is caused on both ends waiting for each other.

Hope this helps!
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[User Picture]From: morningapproach
2007-04-05 02:09 pm (UTC)
well, he makes rather decent money, so him flying up is a likely option. I doubt that I would ever drive back down - google maps said itw ould take about 14 hours from TB to Windsor, and I think that the only time that I would do that would be for christmas break, or if I can do my placements in the city. Otherwise I think that I would opt to fly down on a long weekend or something.
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[User Picture]From: kietedan
2007-04-06 06:12 am (UTC)
Sadly the price has gone up since vampyrickitten came up to visit. It was nearer $300 last I looked, but it does tend to fluctuate.
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[User Picture]From: benfoldsfivefan
2007-04-07 06:30 pm (UTC)
flying on westjet and air canada is usually comparable. if you get a seat sale (which are relatively common) you could be looking at about 90 bucks for a one-way from TO pearson to thunder bay (and the same to go home).
westjet's service is MUCH better, but air canada sometimes has much better prices because you have the choice to remove options (like checked baggage and collecting airmiles) to save money.
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