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What $5,000/Month Can Rent You Around Toronto

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Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we scour Toronto's rental listings to see what your monthly budget will get you across the city. This week, we're investigating rentals listed for around $5,000/month. We travel to four neighbourhoods; South Hill (Forest Hill), Yorkville, Entertainment District and finally, north to Yonge and Eglinton to explore which rental gives you the most bang for your buck. Don't like our rental picks? Find something better and send your tips to

? Our first stop takes us to the posh neighbourhood of South Hill (near St. Clair Avenue and Spadina Road). The 2,000 square foot duplex on Russell Hill Road is renting for $5,500 with occupancy on the second and third floor units. It looks like there's shared laundry and "lots of parking," although the ad isn't clear if parking is included.

? Next we travel south to Yorkville for this two bedroom condo on Charles Street renting for $5,500. It's a brand new 1,400 square foot unit in an area once ranked by the Toronto Star as one of Toronto's ugliest street corners. There's lots of construction happening on Charles, just check out the construction view from the living room.

? We head further downtown to University Avenue for hotel living at the Shangri-La Hotel. It's "opulent living" at Toronto's luxury hotel with
this two bedroom 1,300 square foot suite with parking renting for $5,500. Don't be fooled by the "kitchen" photo which is actually an image of the downstairs bar. There's access to the pool, spa, the piano bar in the lounge, and Momofuku Noodle Bar. Expect lots of uninvited company.

? Finally we travel north to Yonge and Eglinton for a detached three bedroom renting for $5,850. The agent welcomes us to "our dream residence" which might not be far off. The 2,500 square foot house on Montgomery Avenue is architecturally stunning with tons of natural light. We agree that the neighbourhood is great for growing families which makes us wonder if the agent photoshopped in that baby crib. · 77 Charles helps street remain vital [The Star]