Columbia Lake Village is a safe, quiet, and conscientious community that offers an affordable two-bedroom townhouse option for students with families. Why make the Columbia Lake Village Graduate Community your home?  

  • 4-month renewable contracts that align with academic term  
  • Live in a safe, quiet, clean community  
  • Surrounded by other student families 
  • Close to campus with seasonal shuttle* 
  • Reliable and trustworthy maintenance services (with a great landlord!) 
  • Onsite support from Campus Housing and Residence Life Dons 
  • All-inclusive living (utilities, high-speed Internet, community events) 
  • Great support and programming for spouses and international families 
  • Community Centre and recreational programming for children 

*Please note some services and opportunities may be limited due to COVID-19 until further notice 
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Term details and how to apply


Columbia Lake Village-North (CLV-North) is designed for graduate students, student couples, and students with families. 

CLV-North Family Eligibility 

A couple, for the purposes of family housing, is defined as two people in a spousal/partner long-term relationship. 

The term "families" corresponds to the definition of "family status" in the Ontario Human Rights Code which is "the status of being in a parent-child relationship." 

Additional terms of occupancy 

  • Once you have received an initial residence offer and tenancy agreement you will receive a renewal offer via email (approximately six weeks into the term). 

  • At that time, you will be given instructions on how to renew your contract for an  additional term. 

More information about our family eligibility criteria can be found in our Family Terms and Conditions

Frequently asked questions

Incoming Student Families  

Current Student Families