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OT: Coming to Toronto/Questions about Tickets Thread

The old thread had some issues when I merged them with a related thread. My bad guys, sorry about that.

All questions about the city, events etc. please put them in here.


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OT: Coming to Toronto/Questions about Tickets Thread

Greetings Leafs fans, I come in peace.

At the end of the year, I'll be heading over to Toronto with a mate to live for about a year. Unfortunately, I don't know a whole lot about the city and suburbs, what are good areas, what are not-so-good areas etc.

Just wondering if any of you have recommendations on where to live, and the areas I should probably stay away from.

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Greetings Leafs fans, I come in peace.

At the end of the year, I'll be heading over to Toronto with a mate to live for about a year. Unfortunately, I don't know a whole lot about the city and suburbs, what are good areas, what are not-so-good areas etc.

Just wondering if any of you have recommendations on where to live, and the areas I should probably stay away from.

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Buying or Renting?

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Greetings Leafs fans, I come in peace.

At the end of the year, I'll be heading over to Toronto with a mate to live for about a year. Unfortunately, I don't know a whole lot about the city and suburbs, what are good areas, what are not-so-good areas etc.

Just wondering if any of you have recommendations on where to live, and the areas I should probably stay away from.

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Jane & Finch is the next hot spot, get in while you can. Great neighbourhood.

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Renting
  • Yonge and Eglinton
  • Yonge and Davisville
  • Bathurst and King
  • "The Beaches"
  • Yonge and St.Clair
  • Anything along Queens Quay
  • Anything in the King West Village
  • Bathurst and Bloor

Try to stay on yonge or west of it. There are a few nice pockets east of it but to play it safe stay west. You'll see the difference in your travels.

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Jane & Finch is the next hot spot, get in while you can. Great neighbourhood.


I doubt he wants to die at such a young age.

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Here is a great magazine that comes out every week:

http://www.rentersnews.ca/

Has all the rentals across toronto and GTA. You can also find these in yellow boxes scaterred throughout the city. Each zone will have different magazines geared towards that area. Although rentals found in any of those books is on that website.

Here's another popular one:

http://www.247apartments.com/

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If you don't mind saying, what's your budget? I live at Yonge/Davisville but am looking at moving back to the beaches sometime soon, and the difference in price can be substantial.

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what are you going to be doing here? working? school? give us some demographics and we could suggest the best place.

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Jane & Finch is the next hot spot, get in while you can. Great neighbourhood.
That was the first thing I thought of when reading the thread title

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That was the first thing I thought of when reading the thread title
Add queen and sherborne to that list then

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Jane & Finch is the next hot spot, get in while you can. Great neighbourhood.
Yup, nothing wrong there!

I advise you, to never, EVER, move to Mississauga.

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Thanks for the replies so far guys, keep em coming!

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If you don't mind saying, what's your budget? I live at Yonge/Davisville but am looking at moving back to the beaches sometime soon, and the difference in price can be substantial.
We don't want to spend more than a grand/month on rent. Just uni students who work part time at the moment, so the money aint exactly rolling in!

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what are you going to be doing here? working? school? give us some demographics and we could suggest the best place.
Working. The idea behind us working in Toronto was so we could extend our trip, as opposed to it being a two-month holiday, we're hoping for something along the lines of a year.
We're both early 20s, so definitely looking to hit the town (and the beers) as often as possible.

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so your obviously lookin for a 2 bedroom, 1000 aint gonna cut in T.O unless you hit the shady arears

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We don't want to spend more than a grand/month on rent. Just uni students who work part time at the moment, so the money aint exactly rolling in!
Take a look at this building:

200 Balliol Street

The main intersection is yonge and Davisville. The rent is about 900-940 for a large 1 bedroom and a little over 1100 for a 2 bed. Beautiful building and an excellent area. The maintenance guys in the building are lighting fast when you call them. Any problem in your unit is done by the next day. Underground parking is only 55 bucks a month. Pool on the 24th floor, sauna, and utilities all included into the monthly rental price.

Here is the managements office website:

http://greenwin.ca/sites/greenwin/?f...ences.showList

The office is located at 77 davisville and they take care of almost all the buildings on davisville. Ask for Rocco

Your very close to Yonge and Eglinton and the women in your area and there are quite hot

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Jane & Finch is the next hot spot, get in while you can. Great neighbourhood.
Great place, great place. Some day I'd like to settle down and raise a family there.

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Great place, great place. Some day I'd like to settle down and raise a family there.
Don't bother doing all that work yourself, take a couple kids that are running around.

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Give us a few more details. Certain neighborhoods cater to certain groups. Are you young looking for lots of night life? Something quiet? Do you have a car or are you going to TTC it?

Where are you working or going to school? Comuting can be a problem.

I've lied in a few neighborhoods. The beaches were nice but conjested and an hour street-car ride down Queen Street to Bay St. was common.

If you're working downtown TTC is the way to go. Parking is $20 per day. My suggestion get a place near the subway - best way to travel . Which is why I loved living on the Danforth - lots of night life. Great selection of restaurants and stores nd right on the subway. Got to work in 15 minutes regardless of the time of day.

If you have a car and aren't working downtown - going to school at York or something then get a place North of the 401. You won't like driving your car downtown - to congested.

Yonge and Eglinton is pricey but great for students and very central. Jane and Finch is about the worst area in Toronto but there are plenty more. Stay away from Scarlem, South on Parliament. High Park is nice if you are looking for something South West. My favorite though was the Danforth so convenient, right on the Subway, and plenty of variety. It's known as greek town but no there's about every flavor you can imagine. Just stay away during the world cup and remember the street shuts down during Taste of the Danforth every year.

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We're both early 20s, so definitely looking to hit the town (and the beers) as often as possible.
Trinity-Bellwoods, around the U of T campus, and even Parkdale (if you know the right streets) will offer you decent neighbourhoods that aren't too expensive and close to the hippest things to do - music, shopping, fashion, bars, clubs. You might not have the fanciest digs for a $1000/month, but the proximity to things to do will more than make up for it. My advice, get a bike and live below Bloor St. west of Bay street and preferably west of Spadina Ave. You can get around on a bike faster than walking, TTC, or driving. I lived in various places along Queen St. West for 12 years and never needed a car. Once you know the side streets, you're laughing.

For drinks, food, music and beer think Queen St. West between John and Ossington, Bloor St. between Spadina and Bathurst and College St. between Spadina and Shaw... Notice a trend? (Hint: west of Spadina...) That said Spadina itself, below College, is Chinatown and some of the best cheap eating in the city is available there.

I wouldn't look anywhere else in the city if I were (still) in my early 20's looking to have a good time and get on the (cheap) beers as often as possible. You will be surrounded by students, artists, young professionals and people doing exactly what you're doing.

You aren't looking to settle down. The Beaches, Yonge and Davisville/Eglington and places like that are for people with kids, SUVs and day-jobs. Avoid at all costs!

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Yup, nothing wrong there!

I advise you, to never, EVER, move to Mississauga.
Really? I dont live in the GTA, but have been to the Sauga many times and know people who live there, I thought it was a nice place, am I wrong?

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Really? I dont live in the GTA, but have been to the Sauga many times and know people who live there, I thought it was a nice place, am I wrong?
Yes, very wrong.

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Really? I dont live in the GTA, but have been to the Sauga many times and know people who live there, I thought it was a nice place, am I wrong?

Nope you're not wrong at all. If you don't want to live in the suburbs, then don't move to Mississauga but Mississauga is a decent city, I like it. Safe city too and not too far from TO. Has everything. Way better than Bramladesh :

To the OP, why don't you consider Malvern, if not Jane and Finch?

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Really? I dont live in the GTA, but have been to the Sauga many times and know people who live there, I thought it was a nice place, am I wrong?
I agree I thought he wrote Scarborough when I read it because they can be confusing. Mississauga isn't really notorious for being bad at all, whereas Scarborough has some pretty rough areas.

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Really? I dont live in the GTA, but have been to the Sauga many times and know people who live there, I thought it was a nice place, am I wrong?
Amazing beach. It's so clean that you can drink the water.

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