Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, a feature that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various Toronto neighbourhoods. Much as it hurts to admit, September's creeping around the corner and soon it'll be time for students to head back to classes. To that end, today let's check out what kind of accommodations you can rent for a student-budget-friendly $700/month.
↑ 1. This split-level home near Kingston Road and Morningside Avenue rents out rooms to students at University of Toronto's Scarborough campus, and it's not far from the Beaches. It's a pretty good deal at $500/month, and comes complete with a cozy fireplace, a wing chair, and a very relaxed cat (no allergies, please).
↑ 2. This pointy old home near Kensington is in a great location for students attending UofT's main campus. Rents range from $625 to $685/month, and includes all utilities including wifi, so you can hunker down and stream all the Netflix you want. Check out the extremely cheerful orange bathroom.
↑ 3. Another Kensington house, this one near Beverly and Baldwin streets. For $575/month you get a private room with shared bath, and laundry on site.
↑ 4. The guys (or, as they refer to themselves, guyz) who are advertising this room in a house near College Street and Dovercourt Avenue are looking for a roommate who's energy-conscious and willing to share chores—and, most of all, "Absolutely no cigarette smokers. ZERO Tolerance to any tobacco product. However this may not be a completely smoke-free home so it's not suitable for those with allergies." They must be smoking hams or something.
↑ 5. Here's a room in an animal-friendly three-bedroom triplex in the Cedarvale neighbourhood for $620/month. You would have a quick commute to York University, and you wouldn't be far from Yorkdale and lots of shopping and restaurants along Eglinton West. Get heavy curtains, though—that sunlight coming through the window looks blinding.