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WOW! Toronto living is expensive!!

swenard

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I've been looking at apartments downtown and they're expensive!
I looked at an apartment at yonge and eglinton, it was a small 2 bedroom for $1855/month!!!!

Are all areas like that?
 

kennyboy

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Originally posted by The Watcher
Cabbagetown is cheap too
Depends where in Cabbagetown. Anything east of Parliment and north of Regent Park is very expensive. Actually a really beautiful area. I used to live on Pembroke about 5 years ago and it was $1000/month for a 1 bedroom. Mind you the place was beautiful, but still not cheap.

Check out Parkdale. Still some cheap finds if you look hard enough.

Good Luck.
 

tommysmalls

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apts in the st clair/bathurst are are plentiful and reasonable

cabbagetown is wellesley/parliament to gerrard/parliament -> eastward

fuck regent park (south of cabbagetown) - you'll get shot

queen or king west of bathurst is a reasonable area too
 

tommysmalls

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greek village is also alright too....danforth between broadview and pape

you can also get some nice places in the beaches - queen st east of woodbine - a bit far, but great in the summer!
 
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or hell try uptown... sa younge and finch area. It's not too far from downtown ut it's a lot cheaper.
 

swenard

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anyone know where the best place is to look for a apartment ie:web site,paper.

I'm trying to find an apartment somwhere nice and safe and resonably priced. the beaches sound nice so far.
 

kennyboy

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Are you looking for a permanent home or is this a summer place. If it's only for the summer, check out the sublets in Now Magazine. Now is also a good source for shared accomadations.

Anything downtown is not going to be cheap, especially in the summer.
 

swenard

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It would be for good.

I just found this apartment. It sounds nice!

DOWNTOWN-305 Seaton @ Carlton, modern 2 bedroom executive apartment, fireplace, jacuzzi, dishwasher, balcony, parking, central air. $1450.
Is that a good area?
 

kennyboy

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To be honest, it's not the best area. Close to the park near Jarvis. Also close to Seaton House, which is actually on George St. so you get a lot of homeless, crack head crazy people hangin' out.

Check out this weeks Now mag. for places to rent. Try Queen W area. But you gotta be quick cuz the good places go fast.
 

tommysmalls

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Originally posted by kennyboy

Check out this weeks Now mag. for places to rent. Try Queen W area. But you gotta be quick cuz the good places go fast.
you gots to call like 9am on thursday morning - thats when the fresh mag comes out (or just check online)
 

janiecakes

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Originally posted by kennyboy
To be honest, it's not the best area. Close to the park near Jarvis. Also close to Seaton House, which is actually on George St. so you get a lot of homeless, crack head crazy people hangin' out.
oh poo.

it's fine, i've lived here for 3 years and have never had a problem. if you don't bug people they won't bug you. i love this neighbourhood.

if you're a princess, then don't move here. if you're a regular person who can handle the ever so shocking sight of hookers and dealers and homeless guys you'll be fine.
 

kennyboy

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Originally posted by janiecakes


oh poo.

it's fine, i've lived here for 3 years and have never had a problem. if you don't bug people they won't bug you. i love this neighbourhood.

if you're a princess, then don't move here. if you're a regular person who can handle the ever so shocking sight of hookers and dealers and homeless guys you'll be fine.
I lived on Pembroke so I know the area very well. All I said was that it's not the best area. If you're lookin' for trouble you can find it just about anywhere, but if you mind your own business, chances are you'll be fine.
 

Rosey

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yonge and eglinton is a great area, but it's also one of the most expensive places for rent.

it's not all bad. but you have to be prepared to pay $600 - $800 for a one bedroom or half a two bedroom. in any relatively safe or nice area. there are, of course, exceptions. i lived in a basement apartment that was a little less than $500/month for over a year. it was nice enough, but small and a little dark. that was in greek town just near greenwood station.
 

kyfe

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Originally posted by kennyboy


Depends where in Cabbagetown. Anything east of Parliment and north of Regent Park is very expensive. Actually a really beautiful area. I used to live on Pembroke about 5 years ago and it was $1000/month for a 1 bedroom. Mind you the place was beautiful, but still not cheap.

Check out Parkdale. Still some cheap finds if you look hard enough.

Good Luck.
Pembroke? you're kidding right? which crackhouse did you live across from, every second house on that street is a crackhouse....

LOL.
Kyfe
 

kuba

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i am looking too.

and its hard.

i found a bunch of basement apartments for 700 but nothing on the main floor for 800. i dont want a basement and i dont want roommies.

does anyone know: will the new hydro deregulation mean higher rent?

jake
 

tommysmalls

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Originally posted by qtip
i am looking too.

and its hard.

i found a bunch of basement apartments for 700 but nothing on the main floor for 800. i dont want a basement and i dont want roommies.

does anyone know: will the new hydro deregulation mean higher rent?

jake
i'm leaving my bach in a house soon, and there is one other one as well....both on the main floor.....$740 ish...one's available right now as a matter of fact.

queen/augusta
 

mcbee

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a friend of mine and her mom own an apartment and their current tenants are moving out....

its available July 1
spacious 2 bedroom
Eglinton and Bathurst
$1450/month, incl utilities and a parking spot
laundry in the builiding
balconey

friends of mine used to live there....its a great place!!

pm me if you're interested and i'll give ya the contact info.

:)sarah
 

AdRiaN

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Originally posted by qtip
does anyone know: will the new hydro deregulation mean higher rent?
First of all, you're assuming that electricity prices will increase, which may or may not happen.

Second, a landlord or building manager will most likely lock into a fixed price contract. If your rental income is fixed over a one or two year lease, you probably do not want large variations in your electricity costs over that same period. Larger apartment and condo buldings can usually negotiate a fairly good price because of their bulk buying power.
 

JMan

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Just scored a 1050 sq/ft 2 bedroom 2 bathroom w/ balcony at St. Claire & Avenue for $1400. All the buildings in that area are a good price and many are really nice.

J
 

swenard

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Originally posted by kyfe


Pembroke? you're kidding right? which crackhouse did you live across from, every second house on that street is a crackhouse....

LOL.
Kyfe

and the downside is?;)
 
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