Cover photo cred - UncleeDrew

Toronto has got a whole lot of great going for it.  Amazing festivals, world-class restaurants, a stellar music scene, and top universities are just a few reasons this city is literally the best place to live in the world. But one thing you will be hard-pressed to find is affordable apartments. Well that, and efficient transit of course.

Trying to lock down a decent place to live in Toronto, without having to sell a kidney, can seem next to impossible sometimes, unless you're fine with living in Etobicoke or god-forbid, the Junction, that is. You can spend literally hours hunting down your home sweet home, one that puts you close to the places you want to be and leaves you with enough dough at the end of the month to actually do stuff. Sure you could get old-school about it and check the classifieds, or hope hours of scrolling Kijiji will turn up something other than a total let down, but there is a better way.

With you can completely customize your search and filter out everything you don't want. It displays photos and floorplans, gives you walkscore maps to rate locations, indicates pricing, availability, if it’s pet friendly, and will even send you alerts when new apartments become available, saving you much time, and your sanity. The ApartmentMapp mobile app makes things even easier, showing your position on a map and locating all the apartments currently for rent in the surrounding area.

To help get you started, we found 5 awesome Toronto apartments available right now with the help of

Downtown - 35 Walmer