Affordable Student Rental Units Near McMaster University

Conveniently located within a 5 minute walk of McMaster Children’s Hospital, DeGroote Library, and the IT Building. 1 block from bus stops along the #5 bus line.

Contact Details

Visit: 103 Ward Ave,
Hamilton, ON, L8S 2E8

House Exterior

Semi-Basement Unit

Unit #1 – Main Floor – Bachelor

Unit #2 – 2nd Floor

Unit #2 – 3rd Floor


“This bachelor apartment near McMaster University is a great choice for students looking for a conveniently located living space. It is about an 7-minute walk from McMaster which made my morning commutes to class super easy. The apartment itself is clean, cozy, and well-maintained, with all the necessary amenities for comfortable living. It also has a Fortino’s, Shoppers, lots of restaurants, and bus stops close by. The landlord, Julia, made my experience that much better as she is kind and very responsiveness. She was always available to address any concerns or issues that came up and ensure I was satisfied. Overall, this bachelor apartment is a great option for anyone looking for a comfortable and stress-free living experience near campus. ”


Date of Posting: 01 May 2023

“Julia is an exceptional landlord who goes above and beyond to ensure that her tenants are comfortable and happy. From the moment I signed my lease, I knew I was in good hands. Julia is extremely responsive and attentive to any issues or concerns that I have had during my tenancy. She is quick to address any maintenance needs and ensures that repairs are made promptly and efficiently. Additionally, she is always available to answer any questions or provide assistance in any way she can. The property itself is well-maintained and clean, with beautiful landscaping and a welcoming atmosphere. Julia takes great pride in the upkeep of the property and it shows. One thing that stands out about Julia is her warm and friendly personality. She truly cares about her tenants and takes the time to get to know each and every one of us. This creates a sense of community that is rare to find in a rental property. Overall, I would highly recommend Julia as a landlord. She is professional, attentive, and caring, and I feel lucky to have her as my landlord. Thank you, Julia, for all that you do to make my living experience a great one! “

E. Luna

Date of Posting: 02 February 2023

“Great location which is near everything, landlord is nice with good hospitality, prices are very fair.”

Michael K.

Date of Posting: 04 May 2022

“The location is awesome, especially for those without a vehicle. Students can easily walk to campus, nearby supermarkets and restaurants. Landlords are very friendly and responsive, and they truly care about the tenants’ living environment and well-being.”

Eugene W.

Date of Posting: 01 May 2022

Even though I never moved in due to the pandemic, Julia was an amazing and reliable landlord. She was kind enough to help me find someone else to rent my bachelor unit and was very prompt with communication, which I really appreciated. Her commitment to providing a comfortable living space for her tenants is very clear. I would highly recommend this space to any students looking for a positive housing experience.

Caitlyn S.

Date of Posting: 22 Jan 2022

The main floor bachelor suite at 103 Ward Ave was quiet, warm, and well maintained by the owners. On top of being conveniently located for students/staff of McMaster University, it is also near neighborhood staples such as Fortinos and the rail trail. The space gets lots of natural light with it’s 2 large windows and stays comfortably warm during winter months. The owners were very responsive to any issues I had and worked consistently to update the living space. I strongly recommend this suite to anyone looking for their own space near McMaster

Connor B.

Date of Posting: 28 Dec 2021

The house is within walking distance to the school, grocery store, multiple restaurants and bus stop. The landlords are very nice and if there is any issue, just talk to them and it should be fixed within 1-2 days. Would highly recommend if you’re looking for a place to stay during your studies.

Jeremy H.

Date of Posting: 18 Oct 2021

“103 Ward Avenue is perfect for students, excellent utilities and a comfortable space. Julia is an awesome, reliable landlord who always ensures the space is clean and the utilities are fully functional. Super convenient and close to McMaster”

Dani K.

Date of Posting: 6 July 2021

“Even if I never moved in you were an incredible landlady and even in throughout the pandemic found me sublets who were willing to rent my room. You always made sure to keep me informed on matters at the house and it was much appreciated.”

Rylie H.

Date of Posting: 1 July 2021

“103 Ward was the perfect place for my first year living off campus. Very proactive and responsive landlords who handle any issue with efficiency and efficacy. They genuinely care about their tenants and are very kind. Strong wifi connection and clean home!”

Kate N.

Date of Posting: 31 May 2021

“Living at 103 Ward was a great experience. It is a great area, with lots of nature and essential stores around, plus the landlords are lovely, super helpful and responsive to any and every concerns and very cooperative.”

Shreya P.

Date of Posting: 1 May 2021

“I was at 103 Ward Ave for a year and it was one of the better experience I had in a student house. The landlords were very caring and thoughtful. Whenever they were doing something, they would always think of me. And when something in my room required maintenance, they would figure it out in the shortest time possible even if it takes time out of their busy day.

The landlords are absolutely amazing as to being available to help you out when you bring up a concern. This made my student housing experience almost, memorable in a sense. The landlords will pay attention to your needs and safety”

M. H.

Date of Posting: 01 Sep 2020

“Kind family with very calm and comfortable student rooms and excellent facilities especially high speed and unlimited Internet. Very close to MacMaster by walk about 7 minutes and appropriate rent.”

A. Ahadi

Date of Posting: 09 July 2019

“I stayed in the basement room for a fixed lease of 1 year + 1 fall semester. The room was clean/cozy and stayed warm during winters; the radiator is right by the desk space. There was very good lighting for the desk space which was a plus. The neighbourhood is quiet and the other housemates were peaceful as well.

The landlords were kind and careful enough to check on tenants’ safety if they were away for a long time, and even mopped/cleaned some areas during renovation.

Pricing is very competetive for the great location, which has a bus stop ~1 minute away, just at the end of the road, and being only 7-8 minute walk from McMaster hospital is very convenient.”

Lionel F.

Date of Posting: 18 December 2018

“I stayed at 103 Ward Avenue basement from May 2018 to Jan 2019. This place is just a stone’s throw from McMaster University, Shopper’s Drug Mart and Fortinos. The landlady was extremely kind and accommodating and fixed all of the problems that arose during my stay. The basement rent here is also much cheaper than at other nearby places.”

T. Kurian

Date of Posting: 25 January 2019

“Julia is a good landlord. She is kind and she takes care of your daily life. If you have any problem with the house, just tell her, she will solve the problem as soon as possible.

The room on the 3rd floor is bright and big. All the furniture including desk, chair, bed and even the mattress are already prepared. Just take your bag and move in, not extra worries. This house is also very close to the Mcmaster University. It’s a good choice if you study at Mcmaster University. As for the grocery store, there is a walkway directly to the Fortinos, just 5 minutes away.”

Yangdi Lu

Date of Posting: 02 May 2018

“I lived in the basement at 103 Ward for 12 months from 2017-2018. The house is close to campus and several stores and restaurants. It is very convenient for students at McMaster. The landlords are very responsible and were quick to assist in any problem that occurred in the unit. Overall, it was a good experience and I would recommend 103 Ward to students currently looking for housing.”

David F.

Date of Posting: 02 August 2018

“I lived here for nearly a year, and I would say that the house is worth renting. It is nice and maintained well, (and the landlord’s live on the main floor so most issues can be resolved quickly and with little hassle). It had all the amenities that are needed for a comfortable life, and it comes with furniture so moving in and out is much much easier. I was able to move with only a car, no need for renting a truck or storage locker. The price is low and it comes with everything included, especially good wifi and ethernet access throughout the house which I appreciated. It’s very close to campus and Fortinos which is very great as I hardly ever had to take the bus in my day to day routine. Overall I would say the house is conveniently located, comfortable, and at a good price too.”

Eoin L.

Date of Posting: 02 May 2018

“Living at 103 Ward Ave was a great decision. I have never met such caring landlords towards their tenants. They are easy to reach and any concerns I had were dealt with extremely fast. I highly recommend renting here!”

Robert M.

Date of Posting: 31 October 2017

“I lived on the 2nd floor from 2014-2017!

It was homey, close to Fortinos, 7 min walk (5 min if you run haha) to campus, and the bus stop is super close. The unit I rented (2nd & 3rd floor) with 3 others is great because if none of your group members want to be stuck in the basement, this is the ideal place. The landlords are very responsible and responsive to concerns.

Overall, it was a wonderful experience and would recommend their humble place. Cheers!”

Eugenia C.

Date of Posting: 18 May 2017

“Thanks for many great years as landlord! Hope everything goes well in the future for your family. With sincere appreciation.”

Aaron S.

Date of Posting: 26 April 2017

“I lived on the main floor with Julia and Daniel for 2 years and they were just amazing! People may think it is a disadvantage living with the landlords, but for me it was fun experience! I enjoyed talking to Julia in the Kitchen and when I had problems with internet or with the bathroom, they were there to fix it right away!

Out of the 3 houses I lived in during the last 4 years, 103 ward was definitely the best one!”

Paula C.

Date of Posting: 01 September 2015

“The landlords are very responsible. They are always there to provide support if there is a problem. The house is nice and warm and is close to campus. Would definitely recommend to any mac students.”

Chris Lee

Date of Posting: 20 January 2014

“My name is Cianna, and I was a tenant at 103 Ward during the 2012-2013 school year at McMaster! I lived on the second floor.

Living at 103 Ward has been a very pleasant experience! My friends and I had actually started looking for housing quite late, and were extremely lucky to find 103 Ward. Julia and Daniel are kind, helpful, and responsible landlords. Whenever we had questions or needed repairs, they responded very quickly. They strive to ensure that the tenants are happy with the living arrangements, and work quickly to fix any problems that may arise.

I wholeheartedly recommend living at any of the houses managed by Julia and Daniel! Definitely some of the best landlords out there.”


Date of Posting: 27 August 2013


My name is Nikola Maric and I lived on the first floor from May 2011 to May 2012. As a general comment, I would just like to say that Daniel and Julia are extremely thoughtful and responsible landlords. I remember an incident where the knob on my shower broke. This was a big issue because my shower knob had not be changed in years so the model that would fit was out of date so Daniel had a really hard time finding one. Despite having to return many knobs, he managed to find one that finally fit (after the 3rd or 4th try haha). They really want to make sure that all their guests are comfortable and are in an environment where they can study.

They respond very quickly to any emails or phone calls. I usually get a response back within a few hours of calling which is very helpful especially when you have locked yourself out of the house and it raining outside ! Even when they’re at the house to fix another problem, they always stop by my room or floor to ask if there is anything wrong and just to check up to make sure everything is okay. They are extremely dedicated to ensuring everyone is happy and satisfied. I would highly recommend living in any of Daniel and Julia’s houses.

-Nikola Maric”

Nikola Maric

Date of Posting: 05 April 2012

“The year spent living in the third floor of this house has been great. There have been no major concerns, and Daniel and Julia have both been very responsive and eager to address any and all problems that have cropped up in a timely fashion.”

Kevin C.

Date of Posting: 05 April 2012

“It was a great year without any major problems during my eight months in the basement (2011-2012). Thank you for being so quick to respond to our emails and our concerns.”

Alyssa A.

Date of Posting: 30 January 2012

“Julia and Daniel are very nice and responsible, and the house is quite close to the school and Fortinos, it is really a great place to live in.”

Wen L.

Date of Posting: 17 May 2011

“Daniel and Julia are the new owners of 103 Ward. They were very nice landlords, always available and quick to fix arising issues.

During my eight months in the basement (2010-11), they installed bright white lights and personal thermostats in all the basement bedrooms, among many other things.

Daniel and Julia are consistently renovating, turning this large student house into a really great place to live!”

Gabriela P.

Date of Posting: 01 May 2011