How to Find Apartments in Toronto


When you are hunting for the perfect apartment for rent in Toronto, the job can be daunting. Where to start? Most people today search online. It is the fastest and easiest way to sift through all Toronto has to offer. The best way to begin is to have a clear cut idea where in Toronto you would like to live. The Toronto area includes North York, Etobicoke, East York, Scarborough, Uptown, Midtown, the East & West Ends and York. There are many great neighbourhoods in Toronto, where you can be surrounded by restaurants, patios, shopping, theatres, community centres, libraries, parks, sports venues and children's entertainment. The question is, which amenities are most important to you, for your future neighbourhood?

Choosing a neighborhood in Toronto if you have children is more time consuming as it's important to know if there are schools within walking distance. Many schools offer after school daycare programs which can be extremely helpful for working parents. It is always good practice to do some research in this area before making a final decision on your rental apartment. Once you have signed a lease, you want everything to run smoothly.

Certain features in an apartment such as, a very large kitchen, great view, lots of closet space or over sized bedrooms can influence you to make a quick decision. Before you jump in with both feet, there are a few factors to consider. The first signs of a well taken care of building are the entrance, lobby and stairwell. The cleanliness and good repair of the building will be immediately obvious. Look inside cupboards, flush toilets and look inside closets. Take your camera with you because after you look at half a dozen apartments in one day it's difficult to remember the small but important details of each. Google search the address to make sure there are no bad reviews of the building online. If you have the opportunity, ask the present tenant why they are moving.

If you don't drive, you need to be close to public transportation. The Subway in Toronto is very accessible from most neighbourhoods. You can be in downtown Toronto from mid Scarborough in under an hour. The streetcar runs efficiently from Etobicoke South to downtown Toronto in less than 40 minutes. From Finch and Yonge in North York you can be downtown in just over a half hour. Once you are on the subway in midtown, you can be at Union Station in less than a half hour. If you do drive, many apartment buildings will offer parking spots. Some will offer parking underground, which is great in Winter. Some will include parking costs in your rent and some will charge a fee per month over and above your rent. The closer your apartment is to downtown Toronto, such as Yonge and Bloor, the more expensive the parking will be.

Toronto Rentals has made looking for an apartment in the GTA a very simple process with our user friendly website. Our Photo Tour Section is a time saver which gives you the opportunity to click through from room to room and decide which floor plan suits your needs before you make an appointment with the building. Our Photo Tour Section has hundreds of low and high rise apartment buildings to choose from. We also have Co-op and Classified Sections which offer Townhouses, Condos, houses, basement apartments and 4/6 plexes for rent. The message board is a free service that we offer whereby you can place an ad stating what type of apartment you are looking for and have landlords call you directly. At we make looking for an apartment quick and easy. Good luck in your search.

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