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How You Can Not Pay Rent For 1 Year In Toronto

Think of all that extra burrito money!

Living in Toronto ain't cheap. From $4 Balzac's coffees to $100 steaks at NAO, Toronto definitely knows how to put a hole in your pocket...especially when it comes to rent. But what if we told you that you could live in the Six for an entire year, rent-free?

Well you actually can! Hollyburn Properties, a national property management and development company, is holding a contest that gives one lucky winner the chance to live in an awesome, one-bedroom Hollyburn apartment for one year free of charge.That's an 18k value!

The competition is being held all over Canada and the winner can decide to live in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, or Ottawa, but let's be real: Toronto is obviously the best option.

So how do you enter? Participants must describe how they, or someone they know, contribute to strengthening their community. This could include anything from volunteering, involvement in non-profit organizations, or participating in projects with positive social impacts.Do you coach a sports team, teach music, or donate blood? They want to recognize you!

Support your submission with pictures, videos, letters of reference, and basically anything and everything else you can think of to help you win that free crib!

The contest, which launched September 15, will be accepting submissions until October 31 and can be submitted here.  After that, a panel of judges will select three top finalists, whose profiles will then be voted on to determine the most deserving winner.

Public voting will take place between November 9 and November 31, so make sure to vote for your faves! The winner will be announced early December 2015, just in time for the holidays.

Already have a place to live? No worries, there's something for you too: You can enter to win the Narcity-exclusive $250 Visa gift card by simply following Hollyburn Properties on Twitter, Facebook, as well as voting for who should win:

- 1 entry: Follow on Facebook and share the contest

- 1 entry: Follow on Twitter and retweet the contest

- 1 entry: Vote for who you think should win here

The last deadline for entries for the Narcity gift card is November 30th, and the draw for the winner will be December 1st. A little extra cash for holiday presents? Down!

So why did Hollyburn Properties decide to hold this amazing contest? "The objective of the Free Rent Contest is to reward an individual who participates above and beyond in community service," says Allan Wasel, Hollyburn General Manager. "We feel strongly that community values help foster healthy and sustainable living environments". We couldn't agree more.

Check out the YouTube contest video, and visit the Hollyburn Free Rent Contest website for full details and guidelines.