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Best Area to rent single bdrm apartment in the GTA?

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Jul 12, 2006
426 posts

Best Area to rent single bdrm apartment in the GTA?

If you weren't limited by where you could live in the Greater Toronto Area, where do you find the bang for buck sweetspot?

Rentals are such a mixed bag esp. in the GTA. You have to watch out for the increasing criminal element, the mentally ill (thanks OHIP!), bedbugs, roaches, stinky hallways, peesoaked (canine and human) stairwells and common spaces, noisy neighbours, outrageous prices, etc. But given all that, within the 60% middle (leave out the 25% top - ridiculous hustlers - and 15% bottom end - to eliminate the crack-dens). Which area provides comparatively better rental values?
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Apr 8, 2002
2426 posts
There are a lot of factors to consider when looking for a place to live, not just price. Do you work downtown? Do you need to take the TTC? Is having shops and restaurants nearby important to you? Do you want to live close friends/family? etc...

When I worked downtown, I found living in midtown near Bayview/Eglinton to be a good value. There are quite a few older apartment buildings there if you don't want to pay for condo level quality. Yonge/Eg is about a 5-10 min walk and you're got everything you need in that area.
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