Advice for Toronto short term rent?

  • UncleverName

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    Jan 07, 2013 5:55 AM GMT
    Hey guys

    Anyone have any advice? We're relocating to Toronto and trying to find short term housing for one month. We want to get a feel for the city (for a month) before we pick an area to live and sign a one year lease. But I'm having a really difficult time finding anything.

    There's a couple of fancy hotels that say they do long term stays, but they're $3000+ a month, which is out of our budget.

    There's sabbaticalhomes.com, but they don't have much availability, and they're fairly expensive too.

    There's Craigslist, but I can't seem to find much on there that doesn't look as dodgy as I'd expect a hookup arranged that way to be.

    Anyone (from Toronto) have any suggestions on how we should go about finding a furnished place to live for about a month, preferably close to downtown, in Toronto?
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    Jan 07, 2013 4:33 PM GMT
    http://www.castlegateinn.com/index.html
  • GraphicGuy

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    Jan 07, 2013 4:42 PM GMT
    Be really careful with Craigslist, lots of rental scams here!
  • stratavos

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    Jan 07, 2013 4:50 PM GMT
    have you tried looking at "places4students.ca"?

    the important thing to remember with that is, while you don't have to be a student, it's a good guideline for what the standard cost of rent is.
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    Jan 07, 2013 6:10 PM GMT
    You could try www.homesuitehome.ca

    I have used them in the past. They have a wide variety of prices, types and locations.

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    Jan 07, 2013 6:13 PM GMT
    Check the U of T or York University housing listings.... there are always graduate students who are doing research abroad looking to sublet their places.
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    Jan 07, 2013 7:06 PM GMT
    Watch HGVT, mainly because it seems like 90% of their programming takes place in Toronto icon_lol.gif
  • stratavos

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    Jan 07, 2013 7:21 PM GMT
    financial_jock saidCheck the U of T or York University housing listings.... there are always graduate students who are doing research abroad looking to sublet their places.


    also a great idea
  • UncleverName

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    Jan 07, 2013 9:51 PM GMT
    Thanks everyone! Awesome suggestions that have us more options.

    We think we found something a couple of blocks from Queens Quay street. Way too expensive, but nice place and it will buy us time to find out what we want.