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 2016. Select a city to read the city's complete rental report;

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

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, go to Services Near Me and search for "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.
  • 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: August 17, 2017 4001280