Recommendations for affordable places to stay in Toronto?
July 2, 2022 2:34 PM   Subscribe

So I want to stay in Toronto from December 23rd to January 1st. The cheapest I've found is about $900 CAD. I can afford it but I would prefer to pay less. I really don't want to stay in Kingston (where I live) this Christmas. I did it last year and it was quite frankly depressing.

I thought about traveling as well. It's like damn near impossible. We're in July and every destination outside Canada is more expensive than just going to Toronto. I thought about going to Las Vegas, NYC or Calgary. Only Calgary seemed reasonable.

Also thought about heading to Montreal, but that's probably the fourth time I go over there. It was definitely cheaper than Toronto, if I find nothing else I might just go there instead.

Anyway, if anyone has any advice, it would be appreciated.
posted by Tarsonis10 to Travel & Transportation around Toronto, ON (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I live in Toronto. A lot of people leave Toronto to go visit family other places at that time and it's a tricky time to find pet sitting. I think it would be possible to find a gig house sitting or pet sitting for that time, but probably not until much closer to the winter.
posted by ice-cream forever at 4:02 PM on July 2

Thought about Quebec City? It's at its best in wintertime.
posted by zadcat at 5:00 PM on July 2

Are you looking on Airbnb?
posted by nouvelle-personne at 6:45 PM on July 2

If you're good with pets, try and stay for free.
posted by dobbs at 11:02 AM on July 3

~110/night seems not bad to me, especially at a time that a lot of people have time off, but then I am used to Toronto prices. It might depend on what you want to do in Toronto - you could look for a further out place for a few nights, and commute in. Quebec City is potentially cheaper, or Ottawa.
posted by warriorqueen at 11:23 AM on July 3 [3 favorites]

I'm from Toronto. Agree that $110 per night is getting to the low end of the scale already - I’ve been dealing with all kinds of accommodations for our upcoming wedding and the cheapest thing I could find that was okay for my cousin but not for someone my age, was a hostel in parkdale that had some private rooms with shared bathrooms, even those were $100 a night.

If you go further out you can get cheaper spots, but there’s the added cost of travel to whatever you’re doing and the time associated with that.
posted by dazedandconfused at 1:50 PM on July 4

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