A holistic and academically successful educational experience is intrinsically tied to all forms of the student experience; disorder in one area of this experience has the potential to send rippling effects disrupting all other areas. Off-campus living and the relation between students and municipal affairs is a crucial sphere for student associations to weigh in on, if nothing more than for the reason that one’s quality of living is paramount to one’s contribution to all other areas of life.
Undergraduate students are facing similar issues throughout the province regarding their living accommodations. Challenges between community groups and students have occurred in areas where dialogue between all stakeholders is minimal or absent. This paper seeks to provide stakeholders with information regarding municipal and community practices at various institutions in Ontario.