COVID-19 and Living Off Campus

As we move towards a new school year, the Off-Campus Housing office would like to provide you with information and resources to live safely within our community.

If you are currently residing within our community or you are considering living in off-campus housing, please click on the link below to view information about health and safety concerns during COVID-19, as it relates to living in off-campus housing.

Step to Social Justice: Health and Safety concerns during COVID-19: Off-Campus Housing

It is important to keep up-to-date on the latest information within your community and to be knowledgeable on best practices for health and safety measures, as it relates to COVID-19.  Please see the links below, to be directed to local Public Health Units:

Peterborough Public Health Unit- Landlords and Tenants

Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes, Pine Ridge District Health Unit – COVID-19 Information and Resources

For further questions and answers about COVID-19 and the Housing Law, please click here to be directed to general information about the housing law.  This will include basic direction and guidance to questions such as:

Can I cancel my lease if I can’t keep the place because of the COVID-19 emergency?

My landlord wants to show my place to prospective tenants or buyers. Can I stop people from coming in if I’m worried about COVID-19?

Is my landlord or property manager responsible for enforcing physical distancing? 

Should you require further clarification, please contact your local Legal Clinic.

To find out your local Legal Clinic, please click here to be directed to Legal Aid Ontario for a list of Clinics.