How much does it cost to rent an apartment in Ontario?

The cost of renting a home depends on the size (number of bedrooms) and neighbourhood where it is located, and the age and condition of the apartment or house.

Prices vary from city to city and from year to year. Generally, smaller cities have lower rental costs than larger cities.

You can find information about average rent prices in past years in CMHC Rental Market Reports. For local rental market information, please contact your local CMHC branch. You can also look in the classified ads in your local newspaper or check online housing listings. You can also call a housing help centre or community agency about rental pricing and trends. To find help in your area, go to Services Near Me.

 
  Bachelor 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3+ Bedroom
Barrie 749 1,112 1,150 1,387
Brantford 676 833 908 1,090
Guelph 735 952 1,078 1,172
Hamilton 673 869 1,037 1,232
Kingston 696 942 1,119 1,798
Kitchener 710 872 1,050 1,480
London 621 802 1,002 1,166
Niagara Region 634 802 958 1,105
Ottawa 812 982 1,201 1,457
Peterborough 691 834 980 1,208
Sudbury 600 776 990 1,111
Thunder Bay 608 765 940 1,170
Toronto 957 1,132 1,327 1,515
Windsor 544 706 852 1,046

The numbers in this article are from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Published in 2016.

For More Information

  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) - Provides information about CMHC products and services, home financing and industry research.
  • CLEO - Landlord & Tenant Law - Find clear language publications on the rights of tenants in rental housing.
  • Landlord and Tenant Board - Provides information about the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) and to resolve disputes between most residential landlords and tenants.
  • Find Housing Help in Ontario - This website lists housing help centres across Ontario. These centres can help you find affordable housing and access financial and social supports. From the Housing Help Association of Ontario.
Last updated: December 1, 2016 4001280