Student Housing

Applying for Student Housing

Student apartments are available at 191 Main Street West These unfurnished self contained bachelor apartments are quiet and ideal for study. Located in Hess Village, just a short walk to downtown Hamilton. City buses and GO transit stop at the corner with easy access to McMaster University and Mohawk College. Flexible leases are available

You must be a full-time student of Mohawk College or McMaster University. No other students will be accepted.

Apartments become available on a regular basis. If you sign-up to be notified, we will contact you to submit an application and make an appointment for viewing.

Features and Amenities View Pamphlet (pdf)


  • $581* per month includes heat and hydro
  • 4 piece bath
  • Full kitchen
  • Full balcony
  • Full width picture window
  • Unfurnished self contained bachelor apartments are quiet and ideal for study
  • Flexible leases are available - stay as long as you are a student
  • Lobby convenience stores
  • Coinamatic laundry card system 
  • City buses and GO transit stop at the corner with easy access to McMaster University and Mohawk College
  • Short walk to downtown Hamilton
  • Located in vibrant Hess Village

Sorry – no parking available.
One person per room.

* Subject to change - Please call for latest up-to-date rent amount.

Application Process for Student Renters

Once you agree to rent an apartment you will need to complete a full application which we will send you by e-mail.  To complete an application, we must have the following information:

Evidence of being a full-time student.  Any two of the following is acceptable:

  • Current ID card from school
  • Statement from the registrar
  • Notification of acceptance for the following year

Evidence of ability to pay rent for the year.  Two or more of the following are acceptable:

  • Name of previous Canadian landlord where we can verify you paid your rent on time
  • Letter from parent(s) or other relatives saying they will be liable for rental payments if you do not do so. If your relative is not present, this letter must be notarized
  • Letter from parent indicating the amount of monthly support
  • Evidence of a student loan, bursary, or grant
  • Evidence of employment - cheque stubs or similar
  • Bank statement indicating sufficient funds to pay full rent
  • Full payment for term


With the above documents, your application must be approved for a specific apartment and move in date. We will draw up a lease for you to sign.  The lease is a legal document with rights and obligations for you and us. The terms will be explained at signing. The first month’s rent must be paid at the lease signing by cash, certified cheque, or money order.

For more information contact:
Ann Ducharme
Tenant Placement Representative
Support Services
City Housing Hamilton/Community Services
181 Main Street West, 1st Floor
Hamilton, ON L8N-4E5
Tel: 905-523-8496 ext 7873

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Application form