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Toronto Roommates

Toronto is consistently ranked one of the best cities to live in the world. The city’s motto is “Diversity Our Strength”, and its welcoming attitude make it a great place to live and work. More than half of Toronto residents were born outside of Canada and 230 different nationalities call it home, making it the most multicultural city in the world. Whoever you are and whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it in Toronto!

Toronto is home to some of the largest universities in Canada, including the University of Toronto, York University, Ryerson University, and OCAD. If you’re a student looking for roommates Toronto, check out rooms for rent in the Annex and Little Italy, which are considered Toronto’s student quarter. If you’re a working professional and want to find roommates Toronto, search for rental apartments and sublets in City Place, King West and St Lawrence Market, where you’ll be close to the PATH, the city’s underground walkway that will keep you warm in the winter. Other great Toronto neighborhoods for roommates in Toronto are Little Portugal, West Queen West, Harbord Village, Kensington Market, Parkdale, Lestlieville, The Junction, Riverdale, Liberty Villlage, Yonge and Eglinton and Davisville.

Searching for a rental apartment in Toronto is time consuming. It is also very competitive to find a roommate in Toronto. Before starting your apartment search, consider your requirements and budget. What features can you live with and without? What are your deal breakers when it comes to future roommates? When you make an appointment to view a room or apartment, make sure your documents are ready to go. Be prepared to provide a character reference, contact information for past landlords, your full credit report, a pay stub or a letter outlining that you are responsible and financially stable, and a cheque to cover first and last month’s rent.

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Popular neighbourhoods for Toronto roommates

The Annex

The Annex neighbourhood is located next to the University of Toronto. It’s location makes it popular with students. It’s tree leafy streets and stately houses also make it very family friendly. If you’re looking for roommates in the Annex, expect to rent a room in a big old house shared with two to six other roommates or in a mid-rise apartment building with one or two others. The Annex is perfect for people who love renting homes with character.

King West

King West is a busy street that runs through the heart of downtown Toronto. King West is the perfect place for roommates who love the city’s hustle. If you’re looking for a roommate in the King West neighbourhood, expect to rent a high-rise condo with one or two other ‘young professionals’. King west is perfect for roommates who love nightlife and want to walk to their downtown office.

City Place

City Place refers to a group of condo towers located beside Toronto’s famous CN Tower and Roger’s Centre (originally named the SkyDome). If you are looking for a room to rent in City Place, expect to share a condo with one other roommate. City Place is located beside the Gardiner Express Way and Queen Elizabeth Way highways and parking is available below the buildings. City place is a great choice for those who work both downtown and outside the city and want to live in the middle of the action.

Kensington Market

Kensington Market is a bohemian multicultural neighbourhood in downtown Toronto. Full of fruit stands, restaurants and vintage clothing stores, the Market attracts tourists in the summer and is home to an eclectic group of residents year-round. If you are looking for a room to rent in Kensington Market, there are a variety of old houses, apartments and low-rise condos available. Kensington Market is perfect for roommates who march to the beat of their own bongo.

Liberty Village

Liberty Village lies just to the west of Toronto’s downtown core. Formerly full of old factories and warehouses, Liberty Village has been redeveloped with newer high-rise condos and townhouses, although some hard-loft conversions remain. Liberty Village is perfect for roommates who want to live in a more residential neighbourhood while having access to all modern conveniences. It is often possible to find parking and offers easy access to the highway, making it a good choice for commuters too.

West Queen West

Queen West is a street that runs east-west through downtown Toronto. The western half of it is home to many of the city’s coolest bars, restaurants and shops. If you’re looking for a room to rent in West Queen West, you will have a range of old houses, apartments and condos to chose from. But because it is such a popular spot, expect a lot of competition! West Queen West is great for roommates who love art, culture and expression.