finally moved to Toronto last night

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    Feb 21, 2010 10:29 PM GMT
    well, i was tired as hell last night, now got my new cellphone number today. so my plan is to find a rent apartment, check out schools, check out GLBT centers, gay locations, etc.

    so my question is... what's new in toronto? where gay location should i check out first? and where rent apartment has more gay people live in? or where to find a gay-friendly apartment? any thought?
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    Feb 22, 2010 1:05 AM GMT
    I have no idea what a "gay location" is even supposed to be.
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    Feb 22, 2010 1:43 AM GMT
    Look up apartments and condos around Church Street, which is one block east of Yonge. Church street is the largest gay community in Toronto, from what I've heard.

    Apart from that, I think anywhere in downtown is gay-friendly. Even beyond Church street, I've seen gay and lesbian couples walking while holding hands without getting queerbashed or yelled at lol.
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    Feb 22, 2010 1:45 AM GMT
    cool, i'll check out church street soon. thanks for the tip.
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    Feb 22, 2010 2:27 AM GMT
    Hey IrisSoul, just looked at your profile. Good for you!


    We're thinking by gay location you mean the gay neighbourhoods of Toronto.

    We're on the opposite end of the country, but we're sure Toronto guys here will able to help you out with some good suggestions.

    Welcome to Canada!!

    -us
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    Feb 24, 2010 5:53 AM GMT
    omg, why is it so hard to find an apartment with low rent and good location in toronto?? i'm so tired of finding the place for 3 days now. icon_sad.gif

    btw, saw many cute, hot, and handsome guys on the streets in toronto. lol nice eye-candy location. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 27, 2010 2:28 AM GMT
    Delivis saidI have no idea what a "gay location" is even supposed to be.


    I am sure he meant Gay area............I'm sure even you could figure that out.
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    Feb 27, 2010 3:01 AM GMT
    For apartments, check out the website www.viewit.ca as well as Craigslist. Also there are a few management companies that run apartment high-rises through downtown: try websearches for Briar Lane, Greenwin, and CapReit.

    "The Village" centered on the intersection of Church and Wellesley Streets is the main gay area, but there is also something of a gay-friendly scene happening further west along King/Queen/Dundas Streets past Ossington. Most of downtown is fairly gay friendly, though!
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    Feb 27, 2010 3:06 AM GMT
    yeah, Church St. is the gay area... but it also happens to be a trashy, dumpy area.

    there are much nicer places to live in Toronto than that.
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    Feb 27, 2010 3:28 AM GMT
    MeOhMy saidyeah, Church St. is the gay area... but it also happens to be a trashy, dumpy area.

    there are much nicer places to live in Toronto than that.


    he is right, there are other areas that are nicer. think about West Queen West or Ossington. Church st may be the gay area but Toronto is pretty gay in general so i wouldnt worry to much.

    But personally I would live wherever is near work/school as you will only go to church st on weekends anyways and transit can be a bitch.
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    Feb 27, 2010 4:01 AM GMT
    IrisSoul saidso my question is... what's new in toronto?

    Isnt everything new to you in Toronto, if you just got there?
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    Feb 27, 2010 10:38 PM GMT
    To the OP:

    Sorry if you think Toronto is expensive, but it is... like any other big city in North America. I hope you can find something you are looking for. Let me stress how important it is to just bite the bullet if you find a place you like and pay for it. It's hard to find a place you like in this city, and the good places are always gone fast, so snab it while you see it...

    Hope you enjoy it!
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    Feb 28, 2010 3:41 AM GMT
    well, i have looked and searched around the Toronto. found a few nice clean rental rooms with reasonable monthly fee. but the OTHER rooms (living room, dining room, kitchen, etc)... it's like a whole different world happening right next to rental room. so many junks stashed in every corners, and i was in fast pace to look around the rooms, then get the hell out of that place. i really don't get it when landlord said "you be clean, and always clean up after you used", but the landlord himself/herself is not a good clean housekeeper~!! WTF?? icon_evil.gif

    sigh... anyway, i'm still looking around and hopefully will find THE ONE~!! (geez, sounds like finding a prefect bf, THE ONE. which i do need a man... lol) icon_redface.gif

    btw, i'm not a clean freak or anal-retentive, but just clean and nice to look around the room. don't you agree? icon_cool.gif

    and yeah, church str seems.... dead in the winter. there's not many guys walking around under cold weather. i could see the other rental locations are much better than church str. o, well, no matter, i can always check out the hot guys on RJ or eaton centre or yorkdale mall. icon_lol.gif

    and last thing... i had my hair cut by a gay hair stylist for the first time, but it's too expensive for 45 bucks hair cut!! i know that barbershop is cheaper, but i couldn't find it in toronto. u know any barbershop? icon_neutral.gif

    sorry for all the blah blah blah. lol
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    Feb 28, 2010 4:06 AM GMT
    IrisSoul saidwell, i was tired as hell last night, now got my new cellphone number today. so my plan is to find a rent apartment, check out schools, check out GLBT centers, gay locations, etc.

    so my question is... what's new in toronto? where gay location should i check out first? and where rent apartment has more gay people live in? or where to find a gay-friendly apartment? any thought?

    Sorry I don't have any personal recommendations for Toronto, not a city I've visited for many years. But my best to you, I hear lots of good things about it, and that it has a strong gay community.

    Please keep us informed about your experiences there. With the US going the way it is, perhaps some of us gays will have to be joining you there before too long. LOL!!!
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    Feb 28, 2010 4:10 AM GMT
    IrisSoul saidomg, why is it so hard to find an apartment with low rent and good location in toronto?? i'm so tired of finding the place for 3 days now. icon_sad.gif

    btw, saw many cute, hot, and handsome guys on the streets in toronto. lol nice eye-candy location. icon_biggrin.gif



    are you looking for a place to stay or find a man ? Focus on shelter
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    Feb 28, 2010 4:21 AM GMT
    Good Luck! TO is a great city!
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    Feb 28, 2010 4:37 AM GMT
    IrisSoul saidand last thing... i had my hair cut by a gay hair stylist for the first time, but it's too expensive for 45 bucks hair cut!! i know that barbershop is cheaper, but i couldn't find it in toronto. u know any barbershop? icon_neutral.gif

    sorry for all the blah blah blah. lol


    I would just go to Church and Wellesley and hit up Michael Barbershop, Ho's Place, Ho's Team or House of Lords at Yonge & Isabella. Those are the cheap places g** guys go when they need a sub-$20 cut. And judging by your pic you needed that cut.

    I wouldn't discount the Church and Wellesley area so quickly. There are definitely nice places to be had. I'm not in the village per se, I am east of Yonge and my building is one of the most desireable condos downtown. The good thing about this side of Yonge is that you are generally much closer to the subway line and a lot of other "downtown action". It's a great place to be IMO.

    If you want you can go to the Annex or something like that but those are just a bunch of old houses converted to transient student apartments. Living there isn't the real "downtown experience" as far as I am concerned. You got to be closer to the south rather than to the Bloor side, to really feel the vibe.