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

The numbers in this article are from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Published in 2014.

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, 2014

Bachelor 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3+ Bedroom
Barrie 731 986 1,118 1,305
Brantford 648 782 855 946
Guelph 674 868 988 1,146
Hamilton 592 792 959 1,173
Kingston 662 888 1,070 1,411
Kitchener 667 815 975 1,106
London 586 767 943 1,111
Niagara Region 586 745 892 1,014
Oshawa 724 885 1,010 1,153
Ottawa 780 936 1,132 1,415
Peterborough 638 803 952 1,149
Sudbury 577 744 927 1,059
Thunder Bay 574 738 888 1,099
Toronto 896 1,067 1,251 1,458
Windsor 518 664 798 912
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Last updated: August 13, 2015 4001280