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I am going to make a move from the US to Canada in a month. I started browsing for places to rent and trying to pin down a decent area to live. I will be moving with my wife and 1 year old twins. I will have a car. What are some good areas to live? We are looking for a bigger space than apartments- ideally a townhome or semi-detached. I will work for Deloitte, so the office will be downtown. Not sure if driving is advisable as a daily commute as and when things open up.

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Yonge and Eglington has lots of townhouses and semi detached houses for rent. It would probably cost you $3500-$4000 cdn for a 3 br, 1500 sq ft townhouse. It is a nice, safe and urban area right on the main artery of the city (yonge st) and only a 10 min subway ride on one line to your office. You could also easily ride an e-scooter down and get there in 20 min. Downtown Toronto is very safe. Just stay west of sherbourne.

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It takes 40 min from yonge to Kipling. Not sure what you’re talking about.

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Also, don’t even bother commuting. Toronto is a very big, bustling city and traffic is a nightmare. Even taking public transport is very, very crowded by North American standards. Not much different from what you would experience in NYC (I’m from NYC). So I recommend somewhere within biking or walking distance from your office or at least just a few (<5) subway or streetcar stops away. Even just 5 stops is a massive pain during rush hour. You will be packed like a sardine guaranteed. Toronto’s infrastructure hasn’t really kept up to pace with its huge population growth over the years.

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If I had a family and needed to commute, I’d be looking for places that are driving distance to Oakville Go, Clarkson Go, Port Credit Go… all have ample parking and good areas (just not personally experienced with the go stations a little closer in or on the east side but the same might apply).

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Liberty village and city place also have some townhome and semi-detached options. Pretty good area for young families and working professionals.

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Also try yonge and sheppard and yonge and finch

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Beaches area is awesome. Nice vibe, very family friendly with great schools and close to downtown with lots of TTC options (Queen streetcar or downtown express bus) or a quick Uber. I’d personally avoid commuting to Oakville, Mississauga etc, plus those suburbs are generally pretty boring compared to Toronto.

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No, driving is not an option, unless you get a parking spot. So I'd suggest looking over the TTC in Toronto (Both Streetcars or the Subway) or near a GoTrain station if you decide for something a bit further out - I'd drive and park on the Go Station and grab the train to Downtown. Since you didn't state your budget, realtor.ca is your best friend.

Deloitte will be hybrid, so you can be in the suburbs

Beaches is good but lots of rich douchebags and spoiled kids there.

East-end Danforth is on the subway line, out of the mess of the core, and packed with young families as it’s one of the last affordable pockets for home ownership in Toronto. The Junction is a great neighbourhood too - it’s right above High Park (Toronto’s equivalent to Central Park), is packed with cafes and restaurants, craft breweries, farmers markets, arts, has a decent commute by public transit, and is more affordable than similar neighbourhoods in the core. It’s also a neighbourhood that’s continuing to be a hub for development, with several mid-rise condo buildings being built in the area. Tons of young families, with more moving in all the time. Quite a lot of deloitte folks in both hoods.

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