january 2022 liv rent report

January 2022 Toronto Rent Report

  • The average rental price for one-bedroom unfurnished units in the Greater Toronto Area has fallen to $1,678 to begin the new year, down from $1,766 in December.
  • The average difference in price between furnished and unfurnished units for the GTA as a whole is now just $25.
  • Markham was the only municipality where both furnished and unfurnished units increased in price.

The Greater Toronto Area’s rental averages have declined again this month, after soaring to new heights in December. Prices have largely returned to more normal levels in key areas, led by sweeping drops in rental averages in Downtown Toronto itself.

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Let’s take a look now at the latest data and see which neighbourhoods are experiencing the most change in furnished and unfurnished rental rates.

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Following last month’s significant upward trend, rental averages for one-bedroom unfurnished apartments in the GTA have plunged heading into the new year. After finishing 2021 on a yearly high, the GTA’s average rent has fallen $88 to a new level of $1678. The winter months typically see a decline in rental prices across Canada, and January looks to see the beginning of that trend.

rental trends for unfurnished one-bedroom units in the greater toronto area via the january 2022 liv rent report


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Month-to-month rent change

This chart breaks down the percentage change in rent across all GTA GTA cities/municipalities from December 2021 to January 2022.

percentage change in rental prices for different cities and municipalities in the greater toronto area, via the january 2022 liv rent report

Unfurnished Toronto rent trends

Unfurnished rental prices saw some major fluctuations for January 2022. Downtown Toronto has seen significant decreases following December’s price action, with rent for unfurnished one-bedroom units declining a massive -16.37%. Mississauga also saw marked declines, with unfurnished units falling -7.41%, while Brampton declined similarly to the tune of -7.34%.


Furnished Toronto rent trends

Following the many significant rental price increases that occurred in December, January looks to bring furnished rental rates back down to earth. In Downtown Toronto, the average price of a one-bedroom furnished unit fell a massive -25.27%. Mississauga (-25.26%) also saw significant gains this month, as did North York (-11.57%).


Toronto furnished vs unfurnished averages

We’re continuing to closely monitor the price difference in GTA rental trends, looking at the price difference between furnished and unfurnished units. With rental prices declining across the board for January 2022, the gap in price has once again narrowed to just $25 to start off the new year.

average rent for furnished vs unfurnished units in toronto for the january 2022 liv rent report

City breakdown

This month, Brampton reclaims its title as the most affordable GTA municipality while the most expensive remains Downtown Toronto itself.

With rental prices falling across the board this month, an unfurnished one-bedroom unit in Brampton can now be had for an average of $1,502. In Downtown Toronto, on the other hand, an unfurnished one-bedroom unit averages $1,827 — a difference of $325.

city breakdown - highest and lowest rent by city in the greater toronto area for the january 2022 liv rent report

Because Ontario’s different communities are so diverse, we’re breaking down the GTA into its different cities and municipalities to see the price difference within listing types: one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom units, both unfurnished and furnished.

  • Downtown Toronto rent has fallen back to earth this month, with unfurnished one-bedroom units now going for an average of $1,827 –down from $2,184 in December.
  • The average price for furnished one-bedroom units in both Brampton and Mississauga is less than $1,500 this month, making them the two most affordable rental options for those looking for a one-bedroom.
  • A furnished three-bedroom unit in North York costs just $22 more than a furnished two-bedroom unit, on average.
average rent for unfurnished one, two and three bedroom units in the greater toronto area - broken down by city/municipality for the january 2022 liv rent report
average rent for furnished units by municipalities in the greater toronto area via the january 2022 liv rent report

Rental averages outside of the GTA

We’ve explored data from neighbourhoods, cities, and municipalities outside of the Greater Toronto Region. Looking at this new information, Niagara Falls had the most affordable rent for an unfurnished one-bedroom, at just $1,196, while Oakville had the most expensive, at $1,865.

Our complete January 2022 Rent Report has information on other key areas, broken down into region and unit type for a more complete overview of rental averages in Ontario. To view these and all the other new information we’ve added, be sure to download your copy of the Rent Report here.


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