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What You Can Rent For $1,600 Around Toronto

Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, a feature that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various Toronto neighbourhoods. Today's price: $1,600/month.

1. West Queen West: Starting off in on the west side, this two-level artists' live/work studio loft on Florence Street is around 700 sq. ft. It's just up the street from the Gladstone Hotel, so if you were to get show space at the Gladstone, you could just strap your work to a skateboard and wheel it down the street. This many-windowed loft is $1575/month, with utilities included.

2. Harbourfront: Down near the waterfront, this one-bedroom-plus den condo at Corncord Parade would suit someone sporty; not only is there an Olympic-sized pool, a full gym and a squash court in the building, the unit has a foosball table on the deck. This athlete's paradise is $1,599/month.

3. Liberty Village: Here's a one-bedroom townhouse in Liberty Village with a sweet terrace, for $1,550/month. It even comes with a barbecue; just add friends.

4. Forest Hill: Up in Midtown, this two-bedroom apartment in a cool mid-century building at Avenue Road and St. Clair West is going for $1,650/month. This apartment's been fully renovated and has new cabinetry and countertops, and all-new stainless appliances. Careful not to be hypnotized by the swirling pattern of the hallway carpet.

5. Leslieville: Over on the east side, this main-floor one-bedroom in a house on the border of Leslieville is $1,600/month and is right across the street from a big park. For a main-floor apartment it seems a little small—just 600 sq. ft.—and there's no bedroom closet. The kitchen and bathroom are newly-renovated but tiny (probably why the ad insists "ONLY Suitable For 1 Person"). There's a decent back yard, though, and parking for one car.

6. Riverside: We'll finish off with this double-header near Queen Street and Broadview Avenue; there are two one-bedroom apartments in this house, each going for $1,550/month, utilities included. Recently renovated, parking available (not included, but negotiable), a big shared back yard, and each unit has a private deck or balcony. If you enlist a friend, you can each rent one of the apartments and get up to some zany sitcom antics. · Curbed Comparisons Archives [Curbed Toronto]
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