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Finding a home in the Toronto area shouldn’t be too difficult, as there are plenty of options, both in downtown Toronto and the surrounding areas like Mississauga and Markham. But each area presents slightly different benefits and drawbacks.

While many newcomers want to live downtown for convenience and lifestyle, it will also feature higher home purchase and rental prices. Average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Toronto is $1,123 per month; average home sale prices are $516,787.

Living a little further from the downtown core means you’ll likely be able to afford a larger home in quieter setting, but if you work downtown, your daily commute will be longer. The choice is yours.

To find a rental apartment, you can check your local newspaper classifieds or online sites like Craigslist.

To purchase a home, contact a realtor in the area who will guide you through the home-buying process.