Navigating the rental and housing market in Toronto is not the same for everyone.
We strived to capture the nuances of the experience in our ongoing No Fixed Address series.
Catch up on it below.
Reporter Shannon Martin kickstarts the No Fixed Address series after being forced to leave her condo apartment due to a nearly $1,000 per month increase in rent.
The province sets a guideline for rent increases every year. For 2017, it is 1.5 per cent. But there is a loophole — it only applies to units built before Nov. 1, 1991.
The Ontario housing minister vows that the province will soon unveil new "rental controls" to address the skyrocketing cost to lease a home in and around Toronto.
What is contributing to Toronto's competitive rental market?
"Housing prices are squeezing younger people out."
On the flip side, the 1991 issue creates a problem for landlords who own older buildings: How can they cover spikes in utilities or taxes without being allowed to adequately raise rent?
Renters who rely on Ontario's Disability Support Program may encounter sky-high prices and discriminatory landlords while apartment hunting in Toronto.
- What kind of apartment can you get in Toronto for under $1,000?
- What kind of apartment can you get in Toronto for $1,800?
- What kind of apartment can you get for $2,400 in Toronto?
You might find your dollar goes further elsewhere in the country. In some instances, a lot further.
After the launch of No Fixed Address, we were inundated with stories of the struggle to rent.
What do the policy-makers have to say?
These are your must-know basics.
Community conflict in High Park offers an interesting case study.
The No Fixed Address series
CBC Toronto is bringing you stories about Toronto's rental housing market and its implications. We'll tell your stories about searching for affordable housing, look at what's driving up prices and search for solutions.