Finding Accommodation, Flatsharing, Hostels in Toronto


Prepare for your Housing Search

Research, research, and introspection should define your pre-accommodation search. Familiarize yourself with the different areas of Montréal and find where you want to live. Read expat blogs, study the character of different areas, and contemplate the distance from work, child-care, etc. Ask yourself questions, like:

  • How big a place do you want? A studio? A three-room flat?
  • Where do you want to live? Somewhere close to your work?
  • What's your price range? What are you comfortable paying?
  • What amenities do you require? Garden? Gym? Internet connectivity?

With answers to these important questions you can begin to think of a specific place.

Flat sharing in Toronto

Flat sharing is where two or more people live in a property together, typically having their own bedrooms. Flat sharing in Toronto may be a nice option to save money and meet people.

The average cost for a 2-bedroom flat share in Toronto is $700-$1,100 per person depending on your location.

To find flat shares in Toronto, use the following sites:

When speaking to a potential roommate, be sure to inquire about their sleeping habits, music habits, cleanliness, etc. to ensure that you will make good roommates. To protect yourself against any potential problems, it is advised that you try to co-sign the lease with your roommate and the landlord of the rental. This ensures that all roommates are responsible for any potential damages to the property and have equal rights.

Hostels in Toronto

There are approximately 20 different hostels to choose from in the city of Toronto, with many located near the downtown area. This can be an inexpensive temporary option for when you first arrive in town and are searching for more permanent housing. It can also be a gateway into meeting people and experiencing the city.

Hostel prices vary depending on the room type. For a private room in a Toronto hostel, expect to pay on average $30-$50 per night. If you would like to stay in a dorm style room, the average price is typically between $20-$30 per night.

Update 18/08/2018


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