What kind of apartment can you get for $2,400 in Toronto?
This big budget can get you an upscale pad or an entire house, depending on the area
Feb. 25, 2017
Have you got $2,400 to shell out for rent every month?
It'll get you pretty far in Toronto, snagging you either a high-end personal pad or an entire house, depending on the neighbourhood.
We rounded up some eye-catching options from across the city.
Keep in mind, these prices and details are all based on online listings.
CBC Toronto can't vouch for the accuracy of each post — and it's always worth checking out rentals in person.
3-bedroom house in York
Number of bedrooms: Three
Location: St. Clair Avenue West and Caledonia Road
This PadMapper listing feels like a breath of fresh air. The bright, open-concept, fully-renovated place is two entire levels of a home on Gilbert Avenue.
The kitchen is filled with upgrades like a french-door fridge and a dishwasher and the bedrooms have built-in closets.
There's also a top-floor deck with a sweeping view — so prepare to have a few rooftop BBQs in the summer.
The catch? You'll have to tack on an extra $250/month for utilities.
2-bedroom bungalow in Long Branch
Number of bedrooms: Two
Location: Lake Shore Boulevard West and Twenty Fifth Street
This PadMapper rental offers an entire house that's just a stone's throw from the lake and the Twenty Fifth Street Parkette.
Also nearby? A school, an area, several more parks and the Lakeshore Yacht Club (wink, nudge — it's family-friendly.)
You get two full bedrooms, spacious areas for living and dining, two-car parking, use of the rear deck and garden as well as the entire basement, which comes with ensuite laundry.
The space is a little dated — note the built-in display cabinet — but that's the keyword: space. And lots of it.
It's also close to TTC access on Lake Shore Boulevard, which takes you both downtown or to nearby Long Branch GO station.
1-bedroom in Little Portugal
Number of bedrooms: One
Location: Davenport Road and Dundas Street West
Looking for a swanky bachelor pad? The exposed-brick beauty in this Craigslist post might be the ticket.
"Nestled" between Queen Street West and Dundas Street West, this spot on Dovercourt Road is a huge unit spread our over two floors.
You'd be smack dab in between two neighbourhoods overflowing with some of the city's hottest bars and restaurants, and living in a space with a "spa inspired" four-piece bath and a spacious bedroom featuring a "nook for your desk."
You even get your own furnace but laundry is shared. Can't win 'em all.
2-bedroom + den in Riverside
Number of bedrooms: Two, plus den
Location: Broadview Avenue and Dundas Street East
Two entire floors of a century-old row house is the promise of this Craigslist listing.
There's one big loft bedroom on the top floor, with a den and walk-out terrace, and a master bedroom big enough for both a king-sized bed and work station.
If you're a fan of bright, airy spaces, the skylights and windows in this spot will be a selling point.
There are also hardwood and ceramic floors throughout, along with ensuite laundry — and utilities are included.
It's also a convenient location, close to multiple streetcar routes and the Don Valley Parkway, and you can easily stroll north to the Danforth or south to Leslieville to grab a drink or a bite to eat.
What about outside Toronto?
Here's how Toronto pads that rent for around $2,400/month stack up to ones just outside the city in Vaughan, Pickering and Mississauga.
Up in Vaughan, this four-bedroom Thornhill Woods-area townhouse rents for $2,300/month.
You can find a three-bedroom, three-bathroom townhouse in Pickering for $2,000/month.
This three-bedroom, open-concept home in the Heartland area of Mississauga is renting for $2,395/month.