I truly love this city, and equally enjoy helping others find a home and neighbourhood that they love here. Whether you’re relocating from an hour outside of the city or from a different country, I’m more than happy to help you make the move.
Where to Live in Toronto?
One of the great things about living in Toronto is the abundance of fantastic communities here. I’ve covered the need-to-know information about where to live in Toronto in my neighbourhood guides, where you can learn more about the real estate, schools, local favourites, and more.
If you’re looking for a community-focused neighbourhood with a laidback feel, I would suggest an area like Dufferin Grove or Seaton Village. If you are more interested in the trendy downtown scene, Trinity Bellwoods might be for you. And of course, you don’t want to overlook the great neighbourhoods in the East End like Leslieville or Riverdale.
Want to find the neighbourhood that’s best for you? Whether moving to Toronto with or without a job, tell me a bit more about yourself here and I will help you determine where to live in Toronto.
What types of homes are there?
From detached Victorian homes to townhouses and modern condos, there are a few different housing options in our city. It’s all about finding the one that fits your needs, budget, and plans for the future. Take a look at some of my featured listings to get a better understanding of the diverse real estate market.
If you want to start your home search today, you can do so right here. You can filter through listings by price, home type, or neighbourhood.
Getting Around: Toronto Transportation
There are 4 major public transportation systems here:
- TTC for bus, streetcar, and subway service throughout the city
- GO Transit for service to and from the city and surrounding area
- UP Express, an express service from Union Station and Pearson Airport
- Via Rail for cross-Canada train service
There are also a growing number of bike lanes in the city, as well as a bike share program with more than 200 stations across the city.
If you’re a driver you will also have access to major arteries in and out of the city, including the Don Valley Parkway, Gardiner Expressway, Lake Shore Boulevard, Allen Road, Highway 401, and Highway 400. If you’re moving here from outside of Ontario, you will need to exchange your licence.
How is the real estate market?
In today’s market, competition remains fierce for move-in ready homes, and multiple-offers continue to be the new normal. To understand Toronto’s real estate market with confidence, sign up for my monthly market update. You’ll receive free, no-strings-attached advice on buying a home and further insight into the market.
Learn how to survive a hot real estate market in Toronto here and how to buy in a seller’s market here.
What is the process of buying a home in Toronto?
Finding a real estate agent that’s a good fit for your needs and goals is the first step to moving to Toronto. Want to see if that’s me? Let’s have a no-obligation conversation via phone or email and find out. We’ll spend some time getting to know each other, and I can learn more about your unique needs and situation so I can match you with the best home possible.
Doing your research is also an important step – one that you have already taken by reading our Moving to Toronto Guide! Next, take some time to read over the step-by-step process of buying a home, and while you’re at it, take a look at how I can make that experience even better.
We have also compiled some helpful blog posts that will guide you through the home-buying process, which cover:
- How Much Money You Need to Buy a Home in Toronto
- Mortgage Affordability and The Application Process
- How to Buy a Home If You’re Self-Employed
- Buying a Home for the First Time
- How to Upsize Successfully
If you need a more detailed Ultimate Guide for Buying a home: Check this out!
As a newcomer to Canada…
If you’re getting ready to make the move to Toronto from another country, the City of Toronto has further information you may need before you arrive and after you arrive. You can also learn more about studying in Toronto, living in Toronto, working in Toronto, and receiving health care here.