So long pavement paradise, hello greenery! Even if you love city living, everyone craves a little slice of nature from time to time. This is why having a park or gorgeous green space near your home is so important. Luckily, there are tons of affordable Toronto apartments for rent that are just steps away from some of the city’s best parks.

Now, you can truly enjoy the best of both worlds.

Depending on where you live, the trek to the nearest park can sometimes be discouraging. 

And even though many of Toronto’s most stunning hiking areas are accessible by public transit, having a park within walking distance is certainly ideal.

Besides, is there really anything better than curling up with a blanket and a good book under your favourite park tree? 

We don’t think so. 

Many of these units are surrounded by their own green spaces, and some even feature outdoor pools for you to enjoy on those days when you’re not feeling up for a walk.

At the time of writing, the apartments on this list are all $1,600 or less per month.

Which isn’t too bad when you think about having a gorgeous park practically in your backyard.

Bathurst Street

Price: $1,600

Address: 2515 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON

Description: From these bright and spacious studio units, you'll only be a six-minute walk away from Memorial Park.

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Lascelles Boulevard 

Price: $1545

Address: 25 Lascelles Blvd., Toronto, ON

Description: Not only is there tons of green space around this building, but you'll be a quick two-minute walk from Oriole Park. The nearby Kay Gardner Beltline Trail is an excellent place to take a bike ride.

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Cordova Avenue

Price: $1,550

Address: 50 Cordova Ave., Etobicoke, ON

Description: Located in a charming neighbourhood, you'll spot plenty of gorgeous murals and greenery here. As a bonus, you'll only be a 10-minute walk from Tom Riley Park.

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Bathurst Street

Price: $1,480

Address: 4222 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON

Description: This affordable building is just a 10-minute walk from Earl Bales Park and about a 10-minute drive from Yorkdale Shopping Centre, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds.

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Spadina Road 

Price: $1,587

Address: 70 Spadina Rd., Toronto, ON

Description: This building is an ideal location for college and university students in the city. It will only take you about 11 minutes to get to Spadina Park from here.

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Front Street

Price: $1,600

Address: 576 Front St. W., Toronto, ON

Description: These studio units may be on the smaller side but soon, you'll be able to enjoy an organic grocery store at the base of the building. Not to mention you're a 15-minute walk from Alexandra Park and about 20 minutes from Trinity Bellwoods.

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Rosevear Avenue 

Price: $1,600

Address: 66 Rosevear Ave., Toronto, ON

Description: As far as basement apartments go, this one looks pretty bright and spacious. Being just six minutes from Taylor Creek Park and 10 minutes from Dentonia Park definitely adds to the appeal of this spot. Note that since writing, this spot has been snapped up.*

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Wilmington Avenue 

Price: $1,600

Address: 248 Wilmington Ave., Toronto, ON

Description: This newly renovated unit has a marble bathroom that looks like it came straight from Pinterest. A 13-minute walk will lead you to Maxwell Park.

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Broadview Avenue

Price: $1,595

Address: 648 Broadview Ave., Toronto, ON

Description: This stylish unit comes with gorgeous hardwood floors and granite countertops. A short three-minute walk and you'll be enjoying green space at Riverdale Park East. This place has also been taken off the market since writing.*

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