RENTING IN TORONTO
Toronto is an extremely large city but is fortunate to have an extensive highway system all around it. Union station, located in the downtown core of Toronto, is the hub for the GO Train system which links into Toronto Transit creating a people moving system that is used by over 200,000 people everyday. Many of these people come from nearby cities such as Oakville and Burlington. This means that no matter where you work within the city, Toronto transportation systems are effective and efficient at getting people home.
GETTING AROUND IN TORONTO
Major highways circle around Toronto. Along the downtown and lakeshore area you have the Gardiner Expressway. This highway dumps into the Don Valley Parkway along the east side of Toronto and makes its way north to the 401. On the west side of Toronto, where the old city of Etobicoke is located, you have Hwy 427 which runs between the QEW (which turns into the Gardiner Expressway) and the 401. Hwy 427 also leads to Pearson International Airport, the largest airport in Canada. No matter which highway you need to be close to, you can easily find many apartments for rent that suit all tastes and budgets.
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) provides public transit (buses, streetcars, subways and rapid transit lines) within the City of Toronto.
GO Transit operates in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area with service extending out to the communities of Stouffville, Uxbridge and Peterborough in the northeast; Kitchener-Waterloo and Niagara Falls in the west; Beaverton, Orangeville and Barrie in the north; and Newcastle and Oshawa in the east. GO Transit is an extensive network of train lines and bus routes.
Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is Canada's busiest airport located on the boundary between the city of Toronto and the city of Mississauga.
Other local smaller airports are: Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (Toronto Island Airport) located south-west of downtown offers limited commercial and passenger service. Toronto/Buttonville Municipal Airport in Markham provides general aviation facilities (primarily civil aviation, medical flights and regional airlines using turboprop planes). Toronto/Downsview Airport, near the city's north end, is owned by de Havilland Canada and serves the Bombardier Aerospace aircraft factory.
WHERE TO LIVE IN TORONTO
"Old Toronto" (Downtown) - divided into sections, Downtown, Midtown, West, Central, North and East:
- Downtown - neighbourhoods of Dufferin Grove, Bickford Park, South Annex, Little Italy, Beaconsfield, Trinity Belwoods, Kensington, Alexandra Park, Grange Park, Downtown East, St. James Town, Cabbagetown, Regent Park, Moss Park, Trefann, Corktown, St Lawrence, Downtown West (Financial District/Fashion District/Rogers Centre), Niagara, Fort York, Liberty Village
- Midtown - Forest Hill, Regal Heights, Hillcrest, Wychwood Park, Davenport, Dovercourt Park, Christie Pits, Seaton Village, Annex, Casa Loma, South Hill, Rathnelly, Yorkville, Rosedale, Moore Park, Summerhill, Deer Park
- West - neighbourhoods of Swansea, Bloor West Village, High Park, Parkdale, Roncesvalle Village, Brockton Village, West Toronto Junction, Wallace Emerson, Davenport, Carleton Village and Earlscourt
- North - Bedford Park, Teddington Park, Wanless Park, Lawrence Park, Lytton Park, North Toronto, Allenby, Davisville Village and Chaplin Estates
- East - Playter Estates, Riverdale, Danforth Village, Leslieville and The Beach
Etobicoke Smithfield, Thistletown, Rexdale, The Elms, Kingsview Village, Humber Heights, Richview, Centennial Park, West Deane Park, Princess Anne Manor/Garden, Humber Valley Village, Kingsway Park, Islington Village, Eatonville, Markland Wood, Sunnylea, The Queensway, Humber Bay, Mimico, New Toronto, Long Branch and Alderwood
York Weston, Mount Dennis, Harwood, Silverthorn, Fairbank, Cedarvale, Humewood, Syme, Lambton, Runnymede, Baby Point and Old Mill.
North York Humber Summit, Emery, Humberlea, Elia, Downsview, Amesbury, Glen Par, Lawrence Heights, Lawrence manor, Caribou Park, Ledbury Park, Dublin Heights, Newtonbrook, Willowdale, Lansing, Armour Heights, York Mills, Hoggs Hollow, Cricket Club, Bridal Path, Flemingdon, Victoria Park Village, Parkwoods, Don Mills, Windfields, Graydon, Henry Farm, Don Valley Village
East York Leaside, Bennington Heights, Governor's Bridge, Thorncliffe Park, Todmorden Village, East York, Crescent Town, Woodbine Gardens, Topham Park, Parkview Hills
Scarborough L'Amoureax, Milliken, Agincourt, Malvern, Hillside, Rouge Hill, Highland Creek, Port Union, West Rouge, West Hill, Guildwood, Scarborough Village, Cliffcrest, Cliffside, Birch Cliff, Oakridge, Clairlea, Scarborough Junction, Bendale, Woburn, Dorset park, Wexford, Maryvale.