Cost of Living in Toronto

Summary about cost of living in Toronto, Canada:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$ 15.00-40.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 C$ 70.00-166.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$ 10.69-15.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$ 3.50-9.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 C$ 7.00-11.50
Cappuccino (regular) 4.75 C$ 2.00-6.50
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.51 C$ 1.75-3.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.07 C$ 1.50-3.50
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.96 C$ 5.68-18.93
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.11 C$ 1.81-4.54
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.68 C$ 0.91-2.72
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.83 C$ 2.89-5.29
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.27 C$ 3.63-15.88
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.42 C$ 3.99-12.70
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.52 C$ 3.63-12.25
Apples (1 lb) 1.97 C$ 0.91-2.72
Banana (1 lb) 0.77 C$ 0.45-1.81
Oranges (1 lb) 1.85 C$ 0.91-2.72
Tomato (1 lb) 2.03 C$ 0.91-2.99
Potato (1 lb) 1.67 C$ 0.45-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 1.32 C$ 0.68-2.49
Lettuce (1 head) 3.12 C$ 1.99-4.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.97 C$ 0.99-4.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 C$ 10.00-25.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.27 C$ 2.20-6.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.75 C$ 2.50-7.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.60 C$ 14.00-20.99
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.25 C$ 3.20-3.75
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 156.00 C$ 130.00-164.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.38 C$ 3.25-5.25
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 C$ 1.59-3.22
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.00 C$ 20.00-40.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.52 C$ 6.62-8.03
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,000.00 C$ 25,790.00-30,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,694.20 C$ 22,971.00-30,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 169.73 C$ 90.00-340.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.42 C$ 0.10-0.60
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 76.45 C$ 55.00-112.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 61.25 C$ 25.00-120.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.14 C$ 10.00-40.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$ 13.00-20.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,606.00 C$ 1,200.00-2,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 26,544.17 C$ 18,000.00-35,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 85.50 C$ 40.00-120.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 49.80 C$ 30.00-90.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 127.42 C$ 80.00-180.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 131.03 C$ 80.00-200.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,118.28 C$ 1,750.00-2,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,815.98 C$ 1,500.00-2,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,432.69 C$ 3,000.00-4,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,920.31 C$ 2,500.00-3,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,169.38 C$ 899.99-1,683.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 911.49 C$ 649.99-1,199.99
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,716.55 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.19 2.74-8.75

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100 Comments so far
Adrian Scott on Aug 04, 2022:
The after tax salary needs to be changed. The average gross salary is 52k, which leaves 38k in after tax.
Canadian on Aug 02, 2022:
Canadian cities might look pretty on the surface but severely lacking in modern infrastructure, which adds to the cost of living.
Steve on Jul 27, 2022:
And to my list I forgot to add the political, corruption, human rights factor as well. Very well known now. Thank you
Steve on Jul 27, 2022:
The economic, financial, and personal finance/cost of living factors mentioned here are so true and long known facts, but I'm going to mention the driving. My goodness, the city and region is one confused mess. The amount of driving done here is equivalent to the driving for the RURAL haha. Not for a city! A real (developed) city is one where places are accessible and there are lots of methods to get around. Toronto and many Canadian urban places have serious growing up to do!
Anonymous 12345 on Jul 21, 2022:
You guys make me laugh... 90 of these 100 comments are true and correct.
Anonymous 12345 on Jul 21, 2022:
The average after-tax salary is definitely **not** $4,677.29. To get a more **realistic** number, divide this number by a factor of 2 (two).
Anonymous 12345 on Jul 21, 2022:
I totally agree with the Sep 15, 2020 comments of Michael.
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Anonymous on Jun 20, 2022:
The average net monthly salary after tax is listed here as 5,053.27 CAD. This is not correct, although it is how much an average family would expect to earn with two full-time workers. Perhaps this number has been skewed by IT workers migrating to mid-level roles in the city.

According to the 2016 Canadian census, median after-tax income for Toronto residents was 2,435.83 CAD (29,242 CAD annually). The average annual wage increase has been below 3% during this time.

The median after-tax income in 2022 is LESS THAN 3,000.00 CAD.
Anonymous on Jun 04, 2022:
Dear Anonymous on May 16, 2022,

If you think Canada will be the country of weirdos and full of psychologically ill people after 20 years from now, then what about USA and other English-speaking nations? Situation in the US is even way worse.
Anonymous on May 16, 2022:
A country where your hard working earned money will go for prompoting life style of those who have come from broken and aaddicted families and even have problems with their own gender, in 20 yrs from now Canada will be the country of weirdos and full of psychologically ill people. Not a safe place to raise a child.
Al on Apr 25, 2022:
Toronto and the region are an equivalent of when a place is declared "Ecologically Dead". It shows even more now in the post-jabs era. Cost of living, wages not aligned with CEO prices, severely bloated housing prices, mass immigration, traffic congestion non-stop, outdated and puny infrastructure, bureaucracy, suffering from the woke disease, etc. Meanwhile, Canada as a whole is beyond emergency alert but it's a place on life support. It doesn't help that its own gov't abuses its citizens and taxes, and ignores their own Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
uh oh on Apr 24, 2022:
The Toronto Star newspaper has an article today entitled "The Great Canadian Snow Job" with sky high real estate and skyrocketing inflation is Canada trying to sell immigrants an opportunity that no longer exists?
Anonymous on Apr 20, 2022:
Numbeo is inflating the wages and lowballing the housing costs, to lure people here with false pretenses
Brad on Apr 18, 2022:
A 20-year fixed mortgage doesn't exist. Closest is 25 yr at 8.75% according to ratehub. 10 year is around 4.25%; so 20 year would be at least 7%. Numbeo currently has it at 2.85 for a 20-year fixed mortgage which is wildly inaccurate.
Lili on Apr 16, 2022:
I totally agree with Anonymous on Mar 24, 2022. I have spent yrs before could I enter Canada with 2 master degrees (one from the UK),19 yrs of job experience, my score was not high enough, so I started to learn French and it took me a lot of time and effort to get a high score in TEF Canada exam and in this process I have seen many people from my own country with absolutely no knowledge of English or French just simply entered Canada on a tourist visa and became refugees. Many of them are even rich in their homeland and here they receive monthly salary from the Canadian government. This is sad and deeply disappointing.
uh oh on Apr 09, 2022:
Anonymous how dare you be so selfish! If you don't move here you may destroy the plan to have 10 million people in the GTA by 2046 up from 7 million now. The city is counting on you to pay a large land transfer tax. Otherwise current homeowners will pay more. And how will all those developers afford a Lamborghini or Ferrari for their kids? Stop thinking of your own future and your own family and mindlessly apply to move here you brainless sheep!
Anonymous on Apr 05, 2022:
I have read all the comments and came into conclusion that it doesn't worth immigrating to Canada, maybe just maybe for studying then finding a job in U.S.
Just in Tour o do on Mar 30, 2022:
@Ms.violent felon, I think you need to learn how to behave and comment politely, I am sure you saw something in bellow comments that totally was against your benefits that caused to show your real character to people,

I want to appreciate all guys who tried to show the real picture of Canada, especially the guy who spent his time on Mar 24 2022 to inform any potential immigrant about real picture of Canada or North America..
uh oh on Mar 28, 2022:
today work began on the controversial new Ontario subway line. If people return to the downtown core to work we need another huge construction project other to get them in and out. if they don't go back property values downtown will decline. And construction (traditionally a cyclical industry) may suffer a slowdown which it hasn't seen since the early 1990's. Toronto's economy is looking more like a house of cards. Look at how IT jobs are leaving California for Texas and Arizona. Or maybe I'm wrong and the average detached house will be $5 million in 5 years. Can you afford to move here?
Torontistan on Feb 21, 2022:
Canadistan has bad food, terrible weather and lot of BS
Rick on Feb 08, 2022:
Massive influx of Pajeets, Patels and Muhammads has ruined this country. We are dealing not only with Islamic extremism but also with Sikh Khalistani terrorism.

Canada is now a very mediocre country that mostly appeals to third world villagers who can't wait to get out of their shanty towns and bring their aunties and uncles with them to Canada.

Canada - Expensive, cold and in decline.
Bleak on Jan 08, 2022:
Canadians are emigrating too. Hundred of thousands Canadians live in Gulf countries, Singapore, Lebanon, …
Sean on Dec 31, 2021:
Hey Mr./Ms. Anonymous (who are afraid of introducing yourself even with a fake name!), your comment is so racist.

If you’re so dumb and self righteous that you don’t know and understand that at least Canadian economy is rolling because of immigrants, then you’re probably Ford 2.0!

To enlighten you a little, immigrants have to show prove of income and savings and bring at least a year worth of all expenses for each family member upon arrival. They are merely selected amongst the best in terms of knowledge and profession yet have to start (and more often than not stay) with entry level jobs. “Canadian experience”, rings a bell?

Job market, as well documented, is arranged in a way that wouldn’t allow newcomers in unless exploited in lowest possible positions so guys like you (maybe) climb the ladder faster.

And, no matter what, they have to pay taxes on what they make and once again on what they buy! No wonder why government is so fond of immigration!

As for residents though, housing quadrupled meaning money directly in your pocket! Rental housing is ridiculously and inhumanly unaffordable which pushes newcomers to so called basements with no proper lighting and so… to make you some passive income! Yahyyy

It wasn’t even 15 years ago that no luxury cars were ramping on Toronto streets. Look now. Whose are these? If immigrants, so they brought wealth to your country. If Canadians, where from? Right, exploiting immigrants.

Take care buddy and think!
Alex on Nov 19, 2021:
Hey Mr.Boot leaker, from government agency,

What else could you write in here? Whats your skills and degree that caused you think you got rich from your smartness and hardworking? Not from boot licking.

All the complaints here, is not related to laziness, Mr. Know it all. Is related to your system. All the the recent immigrants in Canada and US are very smart and hardworking, they know different languages and have lots of skills, but you and your boss here in the system are corrupt and stupid enough that they could not understand this fact, or may be better for their pockets to say selfish statements like yours.
6iX GOD (THE REAPER) on Nov 14, 2021:
Toronto has the highest concentration of CFAs in the WORLD, EXTREME competition for low and mid- level jobs, cost of living is very high, and unlimited global international students who are legally allowed to work while studying here.

IF YOU ARE MILITANT IN YOUR DISCIPLINE AND WILLING TO WORK YOURSELF TO DEATH, YOU WILL SURVIVE (MAYBE EVEN THRIVE). If you are weak and want it easy, well scroll down and join the crowd of losers who picked the wrong city, Toronto is a cold, competitive, ruthless place, and it made me rich
Booba on Nov 06, 2021:
With a 9-5 job you don’t save nothing in Canada, no matter what’s your gross salary. That’s why all middle easterners leave immediately after getting the citizenship
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Jiz on Jul 20, 2021:
Canada & North America are like kingdom of ladies, legally its supposed to have equality of men n women, but practically men would be treated like slaves. Why??? Cause they want to take advantage of men to force them to prosper the economy, the capitalists pockets, to make more products or services, or to help economy,

Why they encourage directly or indirectly, to encourage people come here to live in one bedroom or shared room , while they have billions of lands to make more apartments for coming immigrants? Why most knowledgeable and supper educated entrepreneurs should work as construction worker ,plumbers, painters, roofers , Uber drivers, bus drivers, cashiers, Or in wallmart, etc,
Corporations making billions, and staff’s earning around minimum wage?

Why insurance is so expensive? Why these expensive corporations do not pay when customer get some damage?

Why the government doesn’t subsidize anything here to help their residents ??

Why one MRI takes around one year for a person with any sort of disease?

Why they are killing native people in USA, Canada, Australia for years and years and years? And in the media you guys try to show yourself as a human?? You need to go inside any jungle in the world to see that lion eats when S/he is hungry. You are not hungry but killing people around the world for the sake of your pocket,

Why your companies or organizations have lots of unreasonable process?

Why your systems, the whole society a system, are failing over n over??

North American systems has failed for, decades, that s why China, Russia and other powerful countries are here, in North America,
Jiz on Jul 20, 2021:
services, or to help economy,

Why they encourage directly or indirectly, to encourage people come here to live in one bedroom or shared room , while they have billions of lands to make more apartments for coming immigrants? Why most knowledgeable and supper educated entrepreneurs should work as construction worker ,plumbers, painters, roofers , Uber drivers, bus drivers, cashiers, Or in wallmart, etc,
Corporations making billions, and staff’s earning around minimum wage?

Why insurance is so expensive? Why these expensive corporations do not pay when customer get some damage?

Why the government doesn’t subsidize anything here to help their residents ??

Why one MRI takes around one year for a person with any sort of disease?

Why they are killing native people in USA, Canada, Australia for years and years and years? And in the media you guys try to show yourself as a human?? You need to go inside any jungle in the world to see that lion eats when S/he is hungry. You are not hungry but killing people around the world for the sake of your pocket,

Why your companies or organizations have lots of unreasonable process?

Why your systems, the whole society a system, are failing over n over??

North American systems has failed for, decades, that s why China, Russia and other powerful countries are here, in North America,
Pat on Jul 08, 2021:
A toxic, broken and confused place. Even the country. A big part of this is the govt they currently have - all levels. They are a towns kind of place, but cannot handle more or the bigger levels. This place couldn't get their priorities straight before pandemic, during this pandemic, and for sure won't get their priorities straightened out in the future either. They proved it and did it to themselves to confirm this reputation. No thank you!
Anonymous on Jun 24, 2021:
That average salary of 4600 CAD is not true. The average income after taxes is around 3600 CAD, that is a gross annual income of 56000 CAD
Anonymous on May 17, 2021:
Do not come here unless you have two incomes of 3 figures or more because your wasting your time and money otherwise.
You will wage slave otherwise and your rent will be 2000 k for a 1 bedroom or you will have to spend million of dollars to own your own place. Never mind the fact the weather here is garbage 8 months out of the year. These is great place for a money laundering that’s about it!
manav on May 12, 2021:
Hello,

your website does not include option to add car insurance price, which is very different from country to country and city to city.
and in some places it could take upto 10% of your income
Ian Lucas on Apr 13, 2021:
Toronto is much better than Vancouver.
Higher salary at least and better public transit.
Anonymous on Mar 25, 2021:
Canadian government depends heavily upon cheap labor to fatten their own private financial portfolios. The doors remain open to any and all foreigners from 3rd world countries or below that.Five billion usd went missing mysteriously several months ago but Trudeau won't comment.He along with other high ranking members in government has sunk Canada's economy.Canada enjoys bashing the U S every chance they get.But the consequences of that are grim especially since the Ford plant is the largest employer in Canada and congress is talking about putting heavy tarrifs on anything made at the Ford plant in Canada. Basically putting Ford out of business in Canada is the motivation and Ford in the U S is worried about it.
Pat on Mar 24, 2021:
A quote in the National Post:

"Canada is a third world country whose paper-thin facade of modernity was built mainly by selling out future generations into tax and debt slavery, perhaps forever."
Uh oh on Mar 01, 2021:
Sorry guys. The four students I mentioned below are no longer employed. Student loan debt is climbing.
Anonymous on Feb 27, 2021:
Plant all of the cherrie blossoms you want it won't matter covid19 is a population killer.Besides nobody will miss Canada or its dysfunctional society. Go to HEL EN wait.

Cheers
Helen Tolias on Feb 15, 2021:
Looking forward to spring ! The Cherrie Blossoms at Trinity Bell Woods Park and High Park could be the cure to the Covid 19 situation - get some as soon as possible. Maybe re-plant some of the flower, or get seeds to plant the flowers in your apartment, condo or house.

Help a neighbour = helps you too.

Wish I was still living in Toronto.

Till we meet again.

Helen Tolias
February, 15, 2021.
ss on Feb 10, 2021:
im here for school... who else? (im like not here for a job im too young fo that lol)
Anonymous on Jan 08, 2021:
As Canadians we must provide jobs and training for our incoming refugees and ignore other non Canadians who already have educations
daqing on Jan 08, 2021:
canadian immigration is a fraud. You pay thousands of bucks to apply for study permit/work permit/permanent residence to come to canada, and you end up paying a huge rent in a tiny basement room with two other poor guys/girls in large city such as Toronto/Vancouver. Company are asking for your Canadian experience the moment you start to apply for your first job and you get rejected again and again. Huge amount of people with a bachelor/master/phd degree become cheap labor as a uber driver/walmart cashier. Don't come to Canada! Stay in your own country! At least you have some decency to stay and work in your own country.
Reality Checker on Nov 11, 2020:
Jobs from professors? HA!

Specially from Centennial college, con artists galore!
Happy Torontonian on Nov 11, 2020:
I'm a happy person.

This city is awful.

BTW, who keeps inflating the average monthly salary? Lately, it's been 2k from CERB, or 0 if you didn't qualify.
Uh Oh on Sep 25, 2020:
Thanks to Covid students are not attending classes as before. And the four students I know work in retail and fast food. Getting a job from your prof is a fantasy answer.
Anonymous on Sep 23, 2020:
Students are generally treated well but it's a bit expensive in Canadian Universities. Although there are opportunities to earn money here and there as you can find work helping professors with their research or getting a part time job on campus.
Anonymous on Sep 23, 2020:
Can anyone tell about the situation of Canadian students ??? Are they treated well can we survive here as a students ???
Anonymous on Sep 20, 2020:
We will see toronto true colours soon enough once the mortgage deferrals and cerb will end!! Get out while you can there will be massive civil unrest and a huge homeless Population. Canada is losing its status as first world country. You have been warned!
Jennifer on Sep 18, 2020:
Look at these pathetic whiners below.
You think you're entitled to just be handed a good job? Go create opportunities for yourselves, don't whine that women are outcompeting you. How freaking pathetic.
See, another reason we don't need anymore immigration at this point. We already have enough total losers, we don't need to be importing more.
Michael on Sep 15, 2020:
I was almost a victim of Canada's legal system when I lived in Toronto.

Girlfriend suddenly wants to move in and get on my benefits from work.

A close friend of mine at work hears me talking about this and she tells me about the Ontario spousal laws and warns me that I'm being setup for financial rape.

I end the relationship a day later.

In her angry breakup email she states how she is going to come after me for my pension.

LOL

Guys.. you just can't ever get married or live with them anymore, that time over until the system is fixed. Toronto is a city for the 1%ers who live in Bridle Path and Lawrence Park. Toronto females hate men with a vengeance, and the police treat men like slaves.

Or.. we all seriously need to go line up and get government ID stating we are all women.
Getting out of Toronto on Aug 18, 2020:
These comments are a dumpster fire. But the sentiment is correct.
John Lawson on Aug 15, 2020:
Its only one small aspect of the city

but does anyone else notice the issue the downtown has with a perpetual smell of garbage and sewage?

Every time I visit Toronto (admittedly usually just commuting in from the burbs for a Jays game) the stench is just brutal. Ive been to pretty much every big city in North America, and none of them have a problem with this on par with Toronto. New York was pristine and hygenic last year.

Its probably driven by that sewer line theyve been working on for what feels like a decade in front of Union station, but the amount of trash on the street is pretty extreme in some places too
Jennifer on Aug 07, 2020:
@rocky Canada has a low-wage economy due to the hour of labour and high household debt due to not being able to save money in conjunction with exhorbitant mortgage debts caused by the influx of rich foreigners we are forced to compete with for housing and the "foreign investors" i.e. parasites taking rental supply off the market and creating makeshift ghost hotels in areas not zoned for it by way of airbnb - to the tune of 30k units per The Globe and Mail, representing a vacancy rate 1.5% lower than the healthy rate it could have been without the parasite class.
Believe it or not, we don't need people like you and if you are never allowed into the country again this will be met with only a collective sigh of relief.
Perkin.Jill on Jul 31, 2020:
The secret of success is to work harder than others every day
Barton on Jul 31, 2020:
Who keeps pumping up the avg. monthly salary?
That's double what FT pays NET
rocky on Jul 28, 2020:
One can easily tell from the comments left here by Canucks that the education system in Canada is substandard and a lot of Canucks are truly uneducated on how the economy works and where the funding comes from. This frozen wasteland of a nation with a piddly 35 million people desperately needs global investors and entrepreneurs to pay for the over-taxed socialist nanny state looking after alcoholic hicks, rednecks and homeless bums on the streets that complain all day and contribute nothing.
rocky on Jul 28, 2020:
Anonymous, have you graduated from high school? Illiterate imbecile.
Anonymous on Jul 22, 2020:
Rocky, if your belt is loose your pants could fall down causing you to lose your wallet. Please use the English language properly if you are going to tell others to educate themselves.
rocky on Jul 20, 2020:
@Jennifer

If you understood anything about how the economy works you wouldn't make a ludicrous comment like that. Do you have any idea how much money is injected into the economy by foreigners? Canada can't survive without foreign investment and this pandemic has caused immense financial loss to the national economy already. Educate yourself. If Canada closes the doors to foreigners then Canada looses out as people will invest their wealth in another country.
Jenn on Jul 19, 2020:
Anonymous said on November 23, 2019 about Toronto's escalating rent crisis: "I wonder if Toronto will face riots if this continues?"

Recent events during the pandemic would seem to suggest that the answer is yes.
Jennifer on Jul 19, 2020:
If we can keep the borders closed for another 10-11 months including the slowed-to-a-trickle immigration numbers we've seen under COVID, keeping out the foreign students, tourists and foreign investors exploiting airbnb and the foreign money launderers we may be able to return to something resembling an actual livable city for the people who actually grew up here. Signs are encouraging. Justin, if you do this like literally all of Canada wants you to, you got my vote, that's for d@mn sure.
Franco on Jun 10, 2020:
The homeless population of Los Angeles, the rent of Manhattan, job prospects of Russia, racism of Poland, fuel prices of Iceland, taxes of Sweden, cost of living of Singapore, nepotism of Tel Aviv, work-life balance of Tokyo, collective happiness of Afghanistan.

Being stuck in a debt spiral and working until death for food, sheltar, and transportation is the norm.

Toronto veteran
Pat on May 31, 2020:
Garbage place. This page here for Toronto should not even exist because Toronto is extinct.
Anonymous on May 25, 2020:
"(Mostly) white covidiots at Trinity Bellwoods think the rules don’t apply to them. They’re right"
By Shree Paradkar - Race & Gender Columnist at the Toronto Star

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/2020/05/24/mostly-white-covidiots-at-trinity-bellwoods-think-the-rules-dont-apply-to-them-theyre-right.html

Imagine trying to publish this article about any other race!!!
#refugee on May 22, 2020:
comments are so negative here. but 350kx10k make sense thats 3.3 billion dollar!! That is easy money..however it means more
demand and more production and more jobs.. demand creates economy.. its not the reason for joblessness could be racial issues
many goes to other countries with their believes and systems which i oppose.. there should be a test for cultural, religious and social intelligence of people who is coming to any country. those who coming thinking to make it their "rules" can make hole in your
boat..no doubt. and i have seen blatant racism in middle east. in south asia china. but Canada is much better unless you
behave so awkwardly or dress or may the person is a loser so you cant help!! he or she may be finding an scapegoat in you.
Anonymous on May 05, 2020:
Ravi Hooda is most likely the anti-Muslim poster who is flagging comments which are critical of real estate.
Anonymous on May 02, 2020:
The Polish nationalist is spreading disease to the Arab newcomers living in this area:
https://www.cp24.com/mobile/news/police-looking-for-woman-after-allegedly-spitting-wiping-saliva-on-atm-in-east-york-1.4921407
Anonymous on Apr 11, 2020:
Let me guess...The feds and the realtors are unemployed and they can't use the city services to censor comments....LET THE REAL ESTATE COLLAPSE IN TORONTO!
Anonymous on Apr 04, 2020:
Toronto is overpopulated:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/covid-19-icu-beds-1.5521394
KingOfDundas on Mar 30, 2020:
Toronto is a curse and jobs are extremely hard to find.
But if you're a war criminal or money launderer, Toronto is great!
A Landlord on Mar 25, 2020:
LISTEN HERE

A landlord is not running a charitable organization. I have bought several mid rise buildings in the Parkdale area and I want my rent paid by April 1st!
A Landlord on Mar 25, 2020:
During the pandemic, please try to keep healthy and safe by not being poor.If you are temporarily out of work, you can try applying for a job at Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart, Metro or other grocery stores and essential services. Delivery services like Amazon are also hiring as more people are requiring deliveries to their homes.If you don't want to work or pay rent, please don't come here and create problems for the Landlords. Toronto is a growing city and we don't have time for freeloaders and scumbags.
Anonymous on Mar 19, 2020:
Jarvis, you clearly need help if everything is i$lam to you. Serious.
Jarvis on Mar 19, 2020:
To the Pisslamic rat below me. Nobody wants you in Canada Muslim terrorist. Absolutely everyone hates being around Muslims. So go back.
Anonymous on Mar 18, 2020:
@Jarvis: Ok Boomer. Let us know when you are planning to commit a mass shooting. The cops probably have your IP address already.
Jarvis on Mar 18, 2020:
NO MORE MOSQUES IN CANADA. Send these terrorists back to Porkistan.
Jarvis on Mar 18, 2020:
Pay no mind to the Jihadi Pisslamic terrorist below me. GO BACK TO PISSLAMABAD ISIS TERRORIST.
Jarvis on Mar 16, 2020:
No sympathies for immigrants struggling in Canada. Get in line. Canada is not a free ride.
Anonymous on Mar 16, 2020:
Toilet paper has increased significantly for the past week. You can only find one roll of toilet paper (sold separately) for $10 a roll. Greedy speculators are gouging Canadians just like the Landlords and Boomer home owners.
Please Jesus let the Coronavirus affect the Boomers who are gouging the rent and house prices for their greedy lifestyles such as buying vacation properties in formerly Native Indian reserves in South America.
How are the younger generations going to get ahead when the Polish nationalist Boomer in Canada wants mass immigration to increase his rent and house prices, yet the Polish nationalist doesn't like immigrants. Make up your mind Boomer! When are you going to expire?
Qatari Canadian on Mar 12, 2020:
You're gonna pay $2,000 a month in rent to live with Greek and Polish nationalists who hate you:

https://www.antihate.ca/neo_nazis_attend_the_i_rally_in_toronto
Anonymous on Mar 08, 2020:
Once you move to Toronto, there is no turning back. You will be stuck in a lifetime of poverty and fear of homelessness. You might die prematurely because there are no affordable housing or food in Toronto. Food banks are in dire need of donations, and apartments are rising sky high. Beware!
Anonymous on Mar 07, 2020:
Toronto has a homeless problem. They live under bridges and the police set fire to the place:
https://www.blogto.com/city/2020/03/another-fire-under-gardiner-expressway-covers-downtown-toronto-thick-smoke/
Melika on Mar 05, 2020:
Hey i wanna know how much does it cost to rent a house in city center? Is it better to live in university's dorm?
Anonymous on Mar 04, 2020:
You could spend $400 to live in a hut, right in Toronto:
https://www.reddit.com/r/toronto/comments/fdc1z7/meet_the_toronto_man_who_is_spending_400_a_month/
Anonymous on Mar 03, 2020:
Toronto is becoming a feudal city and the serfs are one rent hike away from becoming homeless:
https://www.reddit.com/r/toronto/comments/fcz779/living_in_a_van_to_afford_school/
Toronto is failing me on Feb 29, 2020:
Toronto rents are creating a mass exodus. Who is gullible to pay C$2500 a month to rent a room inside a basement in Parkdale? You sure ain't getting Manhattan salaries when newcomers are begging to work for free.

https://www.reddit.com/r/toronto/comments/fbhwif/we_are_fighting_a_big_machine_gentrification_is/
Albanian on Feb 27, 2020:
Just because you got bullied doesn't mean you should become a bully too Peter.
Jennifer on Feb 24, 2020:
Toronto's fertility rate was 1.3 in 2017 and is undoubtedly lower today. Nobody in Toronto is having kids. Over 30% of pregnancies in Brampton are aborted. Hamilton is Canada's hate crime capital. Go look at the top 10 cities for hate crimes in Canada per StasCan, 8 are in Ontario. Do not move to Ontario if you want kids or grandkids and do not want to become a victim of a hate crime. Nobody in the GTA can afford kids and we can see that the government will not stop foreign money laundering into our markets by only allowing citizens or permanent residents to buy homes here, so everyone - nonwhite and white alike - are nihilistic and don't even bother with reproducing the next generation when there is no hope for them here. Is this what you want for your future? Stay away from Ontario (and probably Canada in general). All we do is party and drink because there's no other hope or purpose here. We are serfs who only love to work and pay unaffordable rents.
Anonymous on Feb 18, 2020:
If foreigners weren't being lied to regarding job prospects I wouldn't have an issue with Toronto.

All you get in Toronto are unhappy immigrants who were told a lie but are afraid to stand up against those who lied to them. Instead they vent their anger towards the Canadian-born who doesn't know what is being told inside immigration offices in Bombay or Lahore.
Janice on Feb 15, 2020:
Toronto is a great city to live. We have the tallest building in North America. New York here we come!
https://www.blogto.com/real-estate-toronto/2020/02/toronto-getting-tallest-condo-building-canada/
Anonymous on Feb 12, 2020:
Paying $1150/month to rent a makeshift basement apartment in Scarborough, a one and a half hour transit ride from the downtown core:

https://www.blogto.com/real-estate-toronto/2020/02/41-maberley-crescent/
Anonymous on Feb 12, 2020:
It's $1800 a month for a one-bedroom apartment, but the law doesn't allow more than three tenants in a one-bedroom. Do the math before moving to Toronto. Rents are insane, but jobs that pay a living wage are hard to find.
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Are you efing kidding? If you cant make 450usd per month for apartment in 1st world and you need to live with your whole village in order to sustain yourself, you shouldnt come in the first place
Anonymous on Feb 11, 2020:
It's $1800 a month for a one-bedroom apartment, but the law doesn't allow more than three tenants in a one-bedroom. Do the math before moving to Toronto. Rents are insane, but jobs that pay a living wage are hard to find.
Anonymous on Feb 11, 2020:
It's hilarious to see everything blamed on white people and their racism. The truth is that you aren't only competing against white people. You are competing against your fellow pajeets too. So no matter how unfair you think Canada is, there is another Pajeet having wet dreams about coming here and taking on that sweet min wage position in such prosperous North American lands. White people aren't crapping in your morning cereal, you've got that well taken care of
Anonymous on Feb 10, 2020:
True North,

Aren't you also guests because your ancestors came here by force a few hundred years ago?

Why did your ancestors land in Canada, spread smallpox and nasty white people diseases and almost exterminated the entire Indigenous population?

To add insult to injury, the remaining survivors were forced into residential schools and taught to "take the Indian out from them" under appalling conditions.

Now the current system in Canada wants to scam immigrants to come here and live like slaves.
Anonymous on Feb 10, 2020:
Immigration is an economic system, pure and simple, Canada has perfected it, Germany is catching up to it, many other DYING countries will end up doing the same. Even Japan is experimenting with the immigration concept.
Anonymous on Feb 08, 2020:
#@Jim
Toronto is way over valued for what it is. As someone who grew up here I can tell everyone this is no New York City or Chicago or Tokyo. It is not a world class city. There are City's with comparable amenities to Toronto in the us or in other country’s for a lot less then 2400$ for a one bedroom apartment. Also if you look at world city’s like London, Chicago, New York peoples make a lot more the. 40000 after tax, the average wage has only gone up 4000$ since 1994 it’s a joke.
@Jim on Feb 07, 2020:
Yes Toronto is a capitalist meat grinder just like any city in the world. There's nothing superior in Toronto that you couldn't find in another city in another country. Only you could do it for cheaper. Toronto is in an economic bubble and you'll end up paying out of your a$$ for a mediocre life. For the cost of a mediocre life in Toronto you could afford a much more agreeable lifestyle elsewhere in the world.
Anonymous on Feb 06, 2020:
No dude it's because foreign credentials are not recognized in Canada.
Doesn't matter if you come from Russia, South Africa, Europe, China, or Pakistan.
The issue here is that Canada invites everybody here but isn't transparent about the fact that most of your credentials will count for nothing.
There is a real problem with this but you guys immediately jump to racism as the answer to everything.
I guess it's an effective way of getting what you want?

It is racism because Canadian employers would rather hire a dumb white blonde with a high school diploma than an educated foreigner for a job. Why do Canadians expat in oppressive Middle Eastern countries and earn high wages while the locals and foreigners from Asia are treated like slaves?