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

The cost to rent an apartment in Ontario depends on the property size (number of bedrooms), the 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.

Here is a sample of cities and their average rental prices for 2022:

  • Barrie & Area - $1673 1BR, $2431 2BR
  • Belleville & Area - $1500 1BR, $1600 2BR 
  • Brantford & Area - $1549 1BR, $1775 2BR
  • Guelph & Area - $1950, $2156 2BR
  • Hamilton & Area - $1603 1BR, $2063 2BR
  • Kingston & Area - $1589 1BR, $1750 2BR
  • Kitchener & Area - $1839 1BR, $2279 2BR
  • London & Area - $1678 1BR, $2023 2BR
  • St. Catharines-Niagara & Area - $1451 1BR, $1899 2BR
  • Oshawa & Area - $1680 1BR, $1950 2BR
  • Ottawa & Area - $1674 1BR, $2075 2BR
  • Peterborough & Area - $1534 1BR, $1900 2BR
  • Sudbury & Area - $1449 1BR, $1599 2BR
  • Thunder Bay & Area - $1092 1BR, $1600 2BR
  • Toronto & Area - $2233 1BR, $3005 2BR
  • Windsor & Area - $1159 1BR, $1670 2BR

BR = Bedrooms  

The rent prices in this article were determined by an average of what is reported on the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Rental Report  and various rental sites across Ontario.

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: June 15, 2022 4001280