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5 Tips for Moving to Toronto

Posted on: January 18, 2019 | Spaces Toronto June 7, 2019

Toronto has so much to offer as a city that it’s no surprise it tops the list as the number one moving destination for Canadian residents. From the lively nightlife to the collection of culture you’ll discover throughout the city, living in Toronto is exciting and vibrant. Make the most out of your Toronto move by following these five tips for moving to your new home.

1. Get to Know Public Transportation

It’s natural when moving to worry about how you’re going to get around the city. But, you’re in luck! The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) runs subways, streetcars and busses on well-designed routes that connect all the main points of the city. Because of the well-designed public transportation, living in Toronto is entirely possible without a car! Plenty of Toronto residents rely on the TTC for all their transportation needs. You can trust that public transportation will get you where you need to go.

2. Getting a Library Card is a Must

Did you know that the Toronto library system is one of the biggest in the world? In order to be eligible to get a library card in Toronto, you must either live in the city, work in the city, go to school in the city or own property in the city. With a library card, you can borrow books, music and movies, borrow a Museum & Arts Pass for free access to Toronto museums and access eLearning resources.

3. Moving to Toronto? Come Hungry

The food scene in Toronto is thriving! Whether fine dining is your preference or dive bars, there’s no shortage of great places to eat. What makes Toronto unique is the food variety. Thanks to Toronto’s multicultural population, the city has great restaurant options for many different cuisines.

4. Housing is Expensive

Just like any major city, the housing in Toronto can be expensive. Whether you’re renting or buying, finding a space to call home can also be very time consuming. It helps to go out to different neighborhoods and price out the cost of living. If you are having a hard time finding a home for you, try talking to a Toronto real estate agent!

5. Dress for Toronto Living

During the winter, Toronto often gets hit with lake effect snow from Lake Ontario and Huron. If you’re moving to Toronto, you may need to start to stock up on warmer items for the winter. Thankfully though, due to the awesome public transportation available, you’ll never have to worry about driving in the snow!

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