Top 5 Ways to Find a Roommate in Mississauga


Published March 22, 2016 at 10:17 am


Finding affordable accommodations in Mississauga can be challenging and sometimes it’s tough — nay, impossible — to carry sizeable rental rates on your own. If you’re looking for a house or apartment in the city, you might be in the market for a roommate.

Fortunately, roommates aren’t terribly hard to come by in a populous, semi-urban community rife with students, young professionals and established adults looking to share financial responsibilities — and, if you’re lucky — mundane household chores — with a mature, responsible and easy-going roomie like you. 

So if you’re looking to rent out a room or go in on a two-bedroom condo with someone, here are some online haunts to check out. 

5) Kijiji 

If you’re looking for a home, a pet, a kitchen table or a person, Kijiji might be your first stop. You can sort real estate and apartment searches by city (in your case, check out listings for Peel) and browse the various roommate wanted listings. Kijiji is a pretty generic place to start, but its ubiquity makes it a hub for residents looking for roommates. It’s also a great place to post your ad, as it accumulates a ton of traffic. You’ll find dozens of listings a day, so you can connect with a tenant or homeowner looking to share an abode. 

4) Toronto Roommates

 Although Toronto Roommates focuses on The6ix, there are listings for Mississauga in general and Port Credit in particular. You can actually find a ton of active (as of now) listings here. This website, though relatively bare bones appearance-wise, offers a ton of information and resources and even offers student-specific roommate listings. Since it’s crucial that you and your potential housemate mesh well, this site also allows you to find vegan, vegetarian, Muslim, pet-friendly, gay, South Asian, Christian and Indian roommates. Well it might seem limiting or perhaps even discriminatory to choose a roomie based on diet or religion, shared values can create a happier home. You can browse or post ads. 

3) Roomster 

Roomster, also a little on the minimalist side, lets you browse accommodations and potential roomies. You have to specify that you’re searching for people and places in Mississauga, but you should be able to find local listings relatively easily. You can search for everything from bedrooms to entire private homes. 

2) Places4Students 

If you’re a Sheridan or UTM student looking for a roommate, this website could be useful. There are individual pages specifically for both Mississauga-based schools and you can find property listings, roommate profiles, student sublet listings and a message board. No one knows student life quite as intimately as another student, so if you’re looking to shack up (platonically, of course) with another English or business undergrad, this website might provide the contact info of a perfect roommate. 

1) Roomlala 

If you key in “Mississauga,” you’ll find a plethora of options for shared accommodations. You can find a room to rent in a house or apartment and many listings (but certainly not all) are geared to students. This is a peer-to-peer site; so you don’t have to pay to post an ad.  This website also lets you search for or list temporary accommodations for a short-term stay, which is good if you’re looking to host occasional roommates who are working or vacationing in the city for a limited time. It’s also great if you’re in the market for a short-term home-away-from-home and don’t want to splurge on a hotel and don’t mind mingling with a local family or resident. 

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