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

The cost of renting an apartment or house depends on the size (number of bedrooms), the community 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 CHMC 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.

Choose a red marker or city name to see average rent rates and vacancy rates for that location.


Private Apartment Average Rents (C$) by Bedroom Type, 2015
  Bachelor 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3+ Bedroom
Barrie 749 984 1,122 1,249
Brantford 630 765 846 980
Guelph 683 878 994 1,179
Hamilton 643 810 998 1,183
Kingston 681 908 1,070 1,548
Kitchener 693 821 969 1,116
London 616 788 953 1,175
Niagara Region 585 763 913 1,058
Oshawa 699 928 1,049 1,149
Ottawa 785 941 1,159 1,482
Peterborough 670 819 963 1,173
Sudbury 632 804 986 1,111
Thunder Bay 605 743 895 1,073
Toronto 902 1,085 1,269 1,495
Windsor 538 676 815 933
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The numbers in this article are from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Published in 2015.

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 10, 2015 4001280