New site will help you pick the perfect neighbourhood
Toronto is a city of neighbourhoods - dozens and dozens of them, and if you're new to the city, it can be tough to figure out where to land. Navut, a Montreal-based site which recently expanded to Toronto, aims to solve that problem by matching home/apartment-hunters to neighbourhoods that suit them - complete with available vacancies.
Though the site is primarily geared toward newcomers to Canada, it's handy for anyone - particularly if you're not yet familiar with all corners of the GTA. In addition to rent prices, the site also takes local schools, transportation, amenities, and other information into account. You can also check out their neighbourhood profiles, which feature some fascinating stats on safety, employment, income, population demographics and real estate for each area.
I gave it a spin myself: After plugging in my lowest and highest desired rents, ideal proximity to downtown (very high) and to local amenities (ditto), and ideal method of transport (the Red Rocket), it spat out ... a listing for an east-end apartment building less than a 10-minute walk from my house. Eerie. Check out the site for yourself here.
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