What are the apartment vacancy rates in Ontario?

The vacancy rate is the percentage of rental homes that are available in a community.

The vacancy rates for rental apartments are very different across Ontario. Generally, communities with lower vacancy rates (that means fewer places available to rent) have higher rent prices.

Vacancy rates can change year to year. It is important to keep this in mind when you are thinking about where you want to live and making plans for your future. For example, a city with many vacancies now might have fewer vacancies by the time you are ready to move there.

You can find more information in the CMHC Rental Market Reports. For local rental market information, please contact your local CMHC branch. 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 a city name to see vacancy rates and rental rates for that location.

Overall Vacancy Rates (%)
Barrie 2.2
Brantford 2.1
Guelph 1.0
Hamilton 3.8
Kingston 2.6
Kitchener Area 2.2
London 2.1
Niagara Region 2.2
Ottawa 3.0
Peterborough 1.0
Sudbury 5.3
Thunder Bay 5.0
Toronto 1.3
Windsor 2.8

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

Last updated: November 30, 2016 4001279