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Toronto renters finding it hard to lease a home

Home prices have doubled since 2008, so buying is out of reach for many people - pushing rents in the city to record highs, approaching those in Brooklyn and London

Toronto mostly has three types of rental properties: privately owned condominium suites, rental buildings with a central landlord and space in a private home. Supplies of all three are squeezed.


TRYING to find an apartment in Toronto is a lot like online dating, only more demoralising.

Ask Kin Lau. Normally, landlords would be swiping right on him. He's got a perfect credit score and a good job. But last week, he drove 40 minutes to check out a one-bedroom unit,...

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