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July 4, 2012

John asks…

Best place for a family to live in GTA, toronto and its area?

We just moved to Toronto and subletting a place in Brampton right now since my hubby works in Mississauga.

I dont like where I live right now.

I keep checking ads but its impossible to find a place to live without knowing the city : (

please help me out, give me very specific neighbourhood that you recommend.

I am looking for a place that is
1. very safe
2.have very good public elementary school
3. very convenient
4.have great transit system
5.Shopping mall close by
6.close to Nice park, library etc
7.Not too expensive, apartment, condo of 2Br for about $1OOO.
8.I dont want to see too much of particular race in the area. I prefer that different race mixed up in the area.(got a little surprised when I came to Brampton)

I know I am asking too much, but wanna try my best since we will be living there for a long time.

we have only one car, so still need access to transit system sometimes.

Administrator answers:

I live in scarborugh. Brorn and raised.. And i absolutely HATE markham, brampton, pickerig richmond hill. You really need to live INSIDE toronto. North york is amazing (but a little expensive for couplesn starting out. Great shops nearby, great coindos…up and coming neighbourhood. If youre looking for a more urban area( in my opinion the real suburbans are right outside of toronto. You can still find great houses in quiet areas in scarborough. Around scarborough town cetnre there are condos that go for about 1000. Right next to the TTC/RT/BUS STATION plus theres a huge mall right there for your convience, theres also a great discount grocery store right at brilmley/ellesmere thats accesible to everything yoiu need, its also one of the better parts of scarborough. Ive grown up in scarborough so imn never scared travelling. But as a first timer, i;d advoid malvern ande also the kingston/lawrence/galloway area, i work in that area and there are ALOT of shady people in the area.. Lots of drug addictsand just shady people. I recmmend living in the northern part of scarborough…either east or west. Theyre safe and have lots of shops and options. West scarborough has got access to other malls (than STC) like fairview and is a very nice area.

Personally mu dream neighbourhood (im a single young female) is to end up around bayview in one of those condos. Rheve got great shops withing walking distance of the condos…shops and restaurants and cinemans . It is also a quick train ride to the downtown
core.

As for elementary schools….just stay away from malvern. Dont have yyour kids go to hilliard, high schools: pearson, Mother theresa or west hill. Trust me i’ve been to these schools and you dont want your kids going there.

as for transit, try to stay near the RT or subway station, every time ive moved ive always made sure theres a main bus station within 5 minutes away. Trust me it makes a huge difference.

Youve gota talk to ppl from diffrenent areas. I can only give you this much info on scarb cuz ive been born and raised here. Certain areashave different cultures. I.e. The area i live in has a lot of asians and some tamil people. Im one of the few westindian people in the area,

do more research. Talk to a real estate agent. Hang aorund grocery stores etc. In the areas youre interested in and ask about the area,
good luck…maybe etobicoke would be best for you? Safe enough and closer to your husbands work? I hope you do come to scarb even though its quite acommute. It s agreat place to lie and grow up. And there anre’t many spoiled brats. I know alot of smart kids who are street smart (have common sense) but are also intelligent and go to shcoool (Uof T, Centiennial, Seneca etc)

George asks…

I’m moving out in a year…?

Kay I’m 16 right now, I’ll be moving out by the time I’m 17. I currently live in Edmonton (Canada), but I need to go to Toronto for college reasons.

I will have a car in like 3 months, and a job as a welder in about half a year.

My question is what is the legal age to by an apartment in Toronto, I’m not sure if its 16 or 18, and I want to make sure that I’m not going across the country just to find out I’m not old enough to by a place. Initially I plan on sharing this place with 2 or 3 roommates so the rent isn’t so harsh. How might I go about this? Would I post an AD on the internet or post fliers around or something?

Also, what are the rough ranges for apartments over there? From the cheapest to the most expensive.

And I also plan on taking my cat, if that’s even relevant.

Administrator answers:

Rent on an apartment large enough for two or three on the outside edge of Toronto will start at $1300 per month, with possibly a condo fee on top of that.

Try Craig’s list. Landlords may not be willing to let to someone of your age.Some places won’t take the cat.

Ruth asks…

Why are places so cheap on Queens Quay?

This for for Toronto, Ontario. I am in the process of searching for places to live in Toronto and have come across quite a few places already on Home Trader where the apartments are so much cheaper per month then what I would have assumed. I am seeing 800 for 2bd, 2 bath on Queens Quay, overlooking the lake. I am seeing 550 for 1bd, 1 bath also on Queens Quay.

Is there something I am missing here, or should this be more expensive?, now although I know Toronto quite well, I do not know that area close to the waterfront well at all. Never had a reason to go down there unless it was to hop on that boat to go to the island, or some festivals.

Is there anyone, perhaps a full time Torontonian that knows anything about the Queens Quay area between the broad areas of York and Spadina?

http://www.hometrader.ca/ad/550-Queens-Quay-W-Toronto-ON-6516123

http://www.hometrader.ca/ad/8-York-St-Toronto-ON-6872893

Administrator answers:

Be careful. A listing for Vancouver with the same photos pops up at the bottom, also from the same landlord. Could be a scheme to get you to take notice of the listing and get in touch, only to be told that the place rents at a much higher price. I don’t know–just check it out in person first.

Http://www.hometrader.ca/ad/8-York-St-Toronto-ON-6872893

http://www.hometrader.ca/ad/1189-Howe-Street-Vancouver-BC-6872904

I am unfamiliar with HomeTrader. Try Kijiji, Viewit, or Craigslist as alternatives.

Nancy asks…

what should i do In this situation?

Old friend of mine had a situation and she believed I had to something with it bitterness I mean (this girl dated me briefly). She helped me in many ways. She asked me to close all contacts come and take all the stuff she bought out of my apartment (she vacated my apartment for me she flew all the way to Toronto to do it).
My GF didn’t like the idea but pressure kept raising and I keep having issues with my GF about me talking to her after trying all the options. I just went and closed it off ad came
But my GF got pissed ad felt betrayed and said you went there to save your relationship with her and have sex.

I tried explain every single way all my friends did no use it been month.we have been together for 8 yr. She loved me very strongly couldn’t live one day without me. What can I do now?

Administrator answers:

You’ve got GF issues. Post them over at the Singles & dating forum, or all you’ll get is patronizing answers from people who’ve never had a date in their whole life (except with Jesus, of course) :-)

Donald asks…

what should i do In this situation?

Old friend of mine had a situation and she believed I had to something with it bitterness I mean (this girl dated me briefly). She helped me in many ways. She asked me to close all contacts come and take all the stuff she bought out of my apartment (she vacated my apartment for me she flew all the way to Toronto to do it).
My GF didn’t like the idea but pressure kept raising and I keep having issues with my GF about me talking to her after trying all the options. I just went and closed it off ad came
But my GF got pissed ad felt betrayed and said you went there to save your relationship with her and have sex.

I tried explain every single way all my friends did no use it been month.we have been together for 8 yr. She loved me very strongly couldn’t live one day without me. What can I do now?

Administrator answers:

What you should have done is tell your girlfriend that she could come with you. If your girlfriend did not accept of this, then you shouldn’t have went. And your girlfriend is right, your ex is doing this because she still has feelings for you. What you should do is cut off all contact with your ex.

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