No Fixed Address: These are the stories that defined renting in Toronto

CBC Toronto's ongoing No Fixed Address series is examining renting and housing prospects in Toronto's increasingly expensive and out of reach market. Catch up on the series here.

CBC Toronto's ongoing No Fixed Address series examines renting and housing prospects in Toronto

As the No Fixed Address series continues, a look back at the stories that resonated with you.

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.

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CBC Toronto reporter Shannon Martin's rent shot up nearly $1,000 per month, so now she bounces around between family and friends. She's just one of many young professionals struggling in Toronto's "bananas" rental market.

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.

What's the deal with the 1991 'loophole?'

Do you know when your rental building was built? It matters, greatly. (John Rieti/CBC)

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. 

Ontario housing minister vows to boost rent control after CBC Toronto tenancy series

Housing Minister Chris Ballard vowed to introduce new legislation that would expand rent controls in Ontario. (Canadian Press)

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.

An interactive discussion on Toronto's rental and housing market

Why Toronto's condo rental market is described as 'ridiculous'

What is contributing to Toronto's competitive rental market?

High rent could make Toronto a 'generational ghost town'

Kayla Hurst and her boyfriend now call Thunder Bay — a whopping 17-hour drive from Toronto — home. (Kayla Hurst)

"Housing prices are squeezing younger people out."

'Nightmare' tenants, high costs make rental landscape a challenge for landlords, too

Stephen Scanlan owns an eight-unit mansion in Cabbagetown and says he's seen it all as a landlord, from bedbugs to hoarders. (Stephen Scanlan)

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?

Rental market for Torontonians on disability 'absolutely horrible'

Kat Yerro is on ODSP due to a chronic illness, and says she spends 92 per cent of her income on renting a one-bedroom apartment that she shares with a roommate. (CBC)

Renters who rely on Ontario's Disability Support Program may encounter sky-high prices and discriminatory landlords while apartment hunting in Toronto.

What Toronto's average monthly rent of $1,800 gets you in cities Canada-wide

As part of CBC Toronto's No Fixed Address series on renting and buying in Toronto, we scoured several popular rental listing sites to see what Toronto's average monthly rent gets you in Canada's major cities. (ViewIt/Kijiji/CBC)

You might find your dollar goes further elsewhere in the country. In some instances, a lot further.

These are your stories about renting struggles in Toronto

Amanda says she's having a hard time saving for any kind of future in the city. (Grant Linton/CBC)

After the launch of No Fixed Address, we were inundated with stories of the struggle to rent.

Can anything be done to cool Toronto's hot rental market?

What do the policy-makers have to say?

A first-time renter's guide to rental numbers in Toronto

Toronto city councillors plan to push the province to re-visit the so-called 1991 rent control loop hole. (Canadian Press)

These are your must-know basics. 

New development in older neighbourhoods could be source of friction

High Park resident Cathy Brown says there could one day be several more high rise apartment towers on Oakmount Avenue, and she's concerned about the increased density. (Lauren Pelley/CBC News)

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.


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