You can start your housing search by looking at the Housing Resource Centre Housing Registry on our vacancy listings page.
The Housing Resource Centre (HRC) also obtains and compiles weekly rental vacancy listings from public internet sites as a public service. The owners, landlords and/or managers of these properties are not affiliated or registered with the Housing Resource Centre. This list is available at our office and it is emailed weekly (every Friday). You can sign up to receive this weekly emailed housing listing here.
Classified ads are another good source for vacancies. The two major newspapers in Peterborough County are the Peterborough Examiner and Peterborough This Week. Both these papers list classifieds on the web as well as in the paper. You can also access listings in Peterborough from websites such as kijiji.ca or craigslist.org.
Some landlords prefer to use property management companies to manage their rental units. Many of these companies list with the Housing Resource Centre or advertise in the local newspaper. You can also call the property management company directly to see if they have any units available that meet your needs. You can find an up to date list of Property Management Companies for the Peterborough area here.
Many apartments, rooms and houses are not advertised. Some landlords put up 'For Rent' signs on the property instead. Choose the neighbourhood you would like to live in and walk through them looking for signs. If you see an apartment building you like, check with the superintendent to see if there are vacancies.
Many people find a place through word of mouth. Let people know that you are looking for, and ask if they have heard of any places for rent.