Where do I live in Toronto?
May 5, 2011 4:06 AM Subscribe
Where should I live in Toronto, Ontario, and how should I go about looking for a place?
posted by Phire to home & garden (20 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I currently live in Kingston, and I'm moving to Toronto in August or September. I will be working downtown near the St. Andrews subway station, but just as often as not I will be carpooling with coworkers to client sites rather than working in the office. I emphatically want to live on my own. I do not own a car. I'm female.
I'm hoping to find something that's less than a 30-40 minute commute away from my office for around $900 a month in a reasonably safe neighbourhood. I would prefer a non-basement apartment, since I need a lot of natural light and I get really really cold in the winter even in a well-heated above-ground apartment, but I realize that may not be negotiable.
My questions: Whereabouts would you recommend for me to live? How should I go about looking? I've been keeping an eye out on Kijiji and Craigslist for the past couple of months to get a feel for the housing market, but the signal-to-noise ratio seems pretty low, and it's really hard to do more fine-tuned searches. I've also been on MLS
, which seems to not find a whole lot of hits. Do you know of any property management companies you would recommend for me to contact?
Thanks in advance!