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Old 12-02-2009, 03:17 PM
 
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Hi All,

My husband and I are looking for a temporary accomodation (1 bedroom apartments for < 1100$) starting from Dec 15th 2009 to end of Feb 2010. He needs to commute to work(Citigroup). We are looking for a place in mississauga. can anyone tell us where do we look for that? any websites or contacts?

We found a place in bathurst street. Its a uptown rentals 1 bedroom apartment. the address is 1710 bathurst street. Is this a safe neighborhodd? how is the traffic to commute from there to mississauga.

since we are moving in winter, can anyone explain us how the winter in toronto would be. what kind of clothes/gear is recommended. we have a toyota corolla 2001 model. Can we manage with this car in winter?

Thank you in advance!
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Old 12-02-2009, 04:53 PM
 
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Craigslist is a great place to find rentals.

A handy resource to check what your commute will be like is the "Traffic" tool in Google Maps. link
Next to the "Live traffic" button on the map, you can select "change", and check what the average traffic is like during the morning or afternoon commute.

Winter in Toronto is pretty similar to winter in Chicago. Knitted hats, gloves, winter jacket, etc.
Your Corolla will be fine. You may want to consider getting winter tires, as all-season tires are pretty useless in snow or ice.

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Old 12-02-2009, 06:48 PM
 
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Wouldn't be surprised if your winters in Chicago are actually worse than the ones here to be honest. Bathurst and Eglinton is a great place to live, shouldn't be a long commute downtown and the traffic is relatively smooth, just have to pick your times.

Last edited by Cornerguy1; 12-02-2009 at 09:30 PM.. Reason: wrong address on the building in photo
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Wouldn't be surprised if your winters in Chicago are actually worse than the ones here to be honest...
You guys have that great downtown underground pedway system though that helps in avoiding the weather.

It is far more extensive than ours.
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Old 12-03-2009, 03:57 PM
 
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nice neighborhood, upper middle class-rich.
mls.ca has homes for sale, not sure about rentals..
winters are the same as chicago.
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:18 PM
 
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Hi Guys, Thanks a lot for all your replies and suggestions. That really helps us!
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Old 12-04-2009, 02:03 PM
 
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Having dealt with the horrible traffic in Toronto (and of course Chicago) over the past few years, I would seriously consider taking the subway as often as I could in both cities. As others mentioned, Bathurst is a middle/upper class neighborhood and where you are looking at is not far from Eglinton Subway Station.... www.ttc.ca . This way, you can also avoid winter driving BTW were you able to find a place for <$1100 in this neighborhood? I thought for sure the rentals would be much higher!
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