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Experience student living like you’ve never known it before.


The historic William Thomas building has been a core part of Downtown Hamilton since the 1850s. In transforming the building into the new William Thomas Student Rentals, we made a commitment to honour this heritage and kept parts of the old building's gorgeous exterior along James Street North. The façade was carefully reconstructed stone by stone during redevelopment and now forms part of these stunning new student apartments at 20 Rebecca Street, Hamilton.


Spend your time as a student in Hamilton living in luxury at the William Thomas. Your home will set your student experience to an all-time high standard. Imagine yourself waking up, going down to the fully equipped gym to start your day or heading to the lounge to focus on your studies. On weekends, you can look forward to inviting a couple of your friends and hanging out in the games room or relaxing in your comfortable suite.

With our friendly on-site staff that are always ready to help, you'll feel right at home. 


As a resident, you can enjoy an endless list of amenities that are readily available to you all year round.

Property Amenities

  • Bicycle Storage
  • Elevators
  • Fitness room
  • Free WiFi in Common Areas
  • Games Room, with Pool Table, Foosball & TV
  • Keyless entry
  • Laundry facilities
  • On-site staff
  • Social room
  • Underground parking
  • Video surveillance
  • Wheelchair access

Suite Amenities

  • Cable & Internet Ready
  • Central air conditioning
  • Countertop Stove
  • Fridge
  • Individual thermostats
  • Microwave

Amenities & fixtures are subject to change.

Suite Types

*Pricing is subject to change without notice.

Unit Type
Unit Type:1 Bed in Shared 2 Bdrm Accessible Unit ($/bed)
Availability:Inquire Now

Utilities Included:

  • Water
  • Heat


Underground Parking Available

Explore the Neighbourhood

William Thomas is located on Rebecca and James Street, right in the downtown core of Hamilton, Ontario. This building has a Walk Score of 98 and a Bike Score of 92, an extremely accessible location that is perfect for students and young professionals looking to live close to convenient urban amenities. This location offers a large variety of restaurants, cafes, food markets, and shopping centres within walking distance! Know a place that's a bit too far? Not to worry, transit stops are just steps away from your front door, opening you to explore the entire city. You'll always have something to do in this neighbourhood.


  • I have been living here for the past three years. I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience here. Care taking staff are amazing at ensuring the building is always clean. 24hr security has helped to ensure building is safe and secure. Administrative staff are nice and approachable whenever addressing questions and concerns.

    Building offers a spacious workout facility and common areas, perfect for spending time with friends. This building located in the downtown area provides easy access to the HSR bus stop to attend McMaster University and Mohawk College in addition to many dining options.

    This is a perfect option for any student or recent graduate looking to live in the Hamilton area.

    Ashley Bolliger - Former Resident
  • Best building in Hamilton specially for students. It have study room, games room and gym. All units are furnished, you just have to pack your bags and move. Staff in this building is also very helpful. There is security at night which makes building very safe.

    Hema Partap - Former Resident
  • The William Thomas is a fantastic place for students to rent. Very clean gym facility, common areas and offers 24-hour security and approachable administrative staff. Unit is fully furnished and move in ready. No need to buy or bring in any new furniture.

    For any students that attend McMaster or Mohawk, this building is nicely situated to HSR bus stops. Also, being close to Jackson Square and downtown core, offers a variety of shopping and eating options.

    I have been living at the William Thomas for three years, I highly recommend any student looking for an off campus living option!

    Breanna Bolliger - Former Resident

Contact Us

Leasing Office

20 Rebecca Street
Hamilton, Ontario, L8R 0A5
Phone: 289-778-3512

Leasing Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday by Appointment Only

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