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 Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Rental Market Reports.

Here is a sample of cities and their average rental prices for 2020:

For local rental market information, please contact your local CMHC branch. You can also find rental properties through our "How do I look for rental housing?" article.

If you would like more information about rental pricing and trends, you can also call a housing help centre or community agency, or search in the Services Near Me section by using the words "housing assistance" in your area.

For More Information

  • 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.
Last updated: November 25, 2021 4001280