It’s official, I have an apartment again. Back in the old neighbourhood of Broadview and Danforth. Quite a relief really since the apartment scene here in Toronto is a little insane. Beyond the craziness of real estate that everyone is talking about and even past the bonkers rental market that has also been squeezed, I’m honestly amazed that I found a place that was fantastic and affordable in a building that I know is well run. I was legitimately concerned that this was never going to happen.
It’s also a strange feeling to know that I’m still going to have to wait a month or so before I can get myself a copy of the keys to the apartment and finally see the place (Yes, I signed the lease sight unseen. Thats just how quickly you need to move in the Toronto rental scene these days). I’m just excited that soon I’ll be able to have my own place again and that it will be in the city and end my commuting days.
For now, I’ll continue to complete my brutal daily commute that eats up so much of my time, but continue to daydream of the coming months where I’ll be able to walk to and from work, rather than relying on a GO Train, Bus, Streetcar, and driving.
That is the one thing I cherish most about this city; it’s a walking city first. A lot of people forget that fact and complain about traffic or the TTC. If they took the heel-toe express, they would certainly see the city in a much more different light.