Fleming partners with campus communities to support off-campus housing options for students

Peterborough ON – (November 4, 2021) – Fleming College is excited to welcome students to campus at all three locations in Peterborough, Lindsay and Haliburton for classes and activities in January 2022. With the influx of students to these communities, there will be greater demand for off-campus housing.

A majority of students being back on campus will provide a significant economic boost to the communities and local businesses. Fleming has worked with municipal partners to create community-specific guides to help students find information and resources for housing, transportation, employment, entertainment, and recreation. The College is also offering a toolkit and workshop to help homeowners create new rental spaces and make renting a unit easier to help increase the rental options available to everyone.

“Housing is an urgent need for many people in the City and County of Peterborough. We need to find creative solutions that can work for everyone in our community – students, year-round residents and especially our most vulnerable individuals. We’re pleased to work towards housing solutions with Fleming College,” said Rebecca Morgan, Housing Services Manager with the City of Peterborough.

Fleming on-campus residences will increase occupancy from 66 to 100 per cent to help fill the need. However, living off-campus is a preferred choice for many students. It offers them the opportunity to belong to a larger, more diverse community, and interact with businesses and neighbours from different age groups, cultures and professional backgrounds. Those who rent units to students can expect similar advantages, along with the use of rental income to help with mortgage and household costs. In addition to providing a very important service of affordable housing options, landlords and property managers can benefit from interacting with a generally younger demographic of driven students from various backgrounds.

To ensure the safety of the Fleming community, a College-wide vaccination policy will remain in effect on all Fleming campuses. Additional safety protocols, such as masking and enhanced cleaning, will also continue. For more information and updates on measures in place, see Fleming’s COVID-19 information page.

More information for students and families regarding housing options, and for current and potential landlords is available here. If you would like to open your home to a student, please email och@flemingcollege.ca or call 705-749-5530 ext. 1125, and Fleming will support you through the process.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.

For more information, please contact:
Amar Shah
Communications Officer 
amar.shah@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

Peterborough
Sutherland Campus
599 Brealey Dr. Peterborough ON K9J 7B1
Ph: (705) 749-5530
Lindsay
Frost Campus
200 Albert St. S., Box 8000 Lindsay ON K9V 5E6
Ph: (705) 324-9144
Haliburton
Haliburton Campus
P.O. Box 839 Haliburton ON K0M 1S0
Ph: (705) 457-1680


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