- Housing I – FINDING A PLACE TO LIVE
- Housing II – HOUSING OPTIONS
- Housing III – RESOURCES
- Housing IV – DOCUMENTS AND APPLICATIONS
- Housing V – LEASE
You can save money if you share an apartment or house with other people.
Rent costs are different in different parts of the city. Usually, rent costs are higher near the centre of a major city. Learn as much as you can about the rental market before you arrive.
Questions to ask before you rent:
- Is it close to a bus route or subway station?
- Is it close to other services? (schools, stores, laundry, parks, playgrounds, community centres, medical clinics, places of worship)
- Is the apartment building or house quiet?
- What are the other tenants like?
- If you have a car, is there a place to park? Do you pay extra for parking?
- Is the neighborhood safe?
- If you have children, is it close to a school?
- Do you pay extra for heat and electricity?
As for me, I live in a big building 20 minutes to the Islington Subway Station (which is the junction between Mississauga and Toronto City), I pay $1055 for two bedrooms (1 big and other is small that they call it here DEN, so it's 1 bedroom plus DEN), it has indoor free swimming pool, free Gym, and all utilities included (that means I don't pay Electricity, Hot Water, Water, winter heating. but I pay for my phone bills like mobile, home phone, and Cable TV). The only bad thing about it is Elevators they are JUST OLD and SLOW.
The building is located at 3400 Riverspray Cres. L4Y3M5, company name is The Westwood Management, I can provide you with some pictures of the building and the apartment if you are interested ... just leave a comment.
[Update] Here are the building pictures: www.rentersnews.ca/pixeltours/tour.html
To be continued in RESOURCES post.