So what is Speed Roomies?
Speed Roomies is the easier, more efficient, and more enjoyable way of meeting potential roommates, away from the likes of Craigslist. Even though on the internet you can get an idea of what the room is like, you can’t really get an idea of the people you are going to share the house/apartment with. As such at Speed Roomies we simplify the process into a weekly event. At one of our events you will be able to meet people who have rooms available all over Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and California, alongside other people who are also looking for a room. Think of us as the matchmakers of roommates.
How it works?
1.Check out the events we have coming up for the areas you want to find a room in, and the area you have a room in. We split the events into geographical areas.
We will be adding event areas over the next few months. If your area is not included, please click here to keep up to dates with our email updates.
2. Reserve your spot at one of the events. We usually allocate an even amount of tickets for people looking for a room compared to people that have a room to rent. Doing so ensures there isn’t uneven amount from one group.
3. Upon arrival to the event you will be given a Purple or Blue sticker by one of our hosts. Purple indicates that you are a Room Seeker (you are looking for a room). A Blue sticker indicates that you are a Room Haver (you have an available room).
For a Room Seeker: Please fill out your name, your budget, the area(s) you are interested in and any preferences when it comes to a room or roommates. By preferences we mean anything that you would want from your future roommates.
For a Room Haver: Please fill out your name, the cost of rent, the area the room is in and any preferences you are looking for in a potential roommate. We also recommend you bring some photos on your phone to show potential roommates.
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4. If you are a Room Seeker and are up for Grouping up with other people looking for a room, you can request a Group-up sticker to let other people know. Doing so you can meet other people who are looking to group, up so you can look for a place together.
5. Meet each other. This is what the event is for. Everyone is in the same boat so don’t feel shy. Look at each other's stickers and If it something you are interested in go and talk to them. We advise you to talk to as many people as you can. If you are Room Seeker we recommend you talk to both people who have a rooms, alongside people that are up for Grouping up.
Why should I attend?
Meet new people
With over 100 people attending each event you will meet new people. The event goes down well for people who have just moved to the city especially international people on a working visa who don’t know many faces in the city.
Efficient and easier
Meeting so many potential roommates in one-night cuts out the hours of countless viewings you would experience from replying to ads online.
Getting the chance to meet potential roommates before you go and view the room cuts out an element of danger and uncertainty which can be associated with attending viewings from internet ads.
Our events aren’t your run of the mill house viewings. Once people have a drink they let their hair down and have some fun.