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November 2021 Toronto Rent Report

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Greg Park

Greg Park

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Published on November 01, 2021

Last updated on August 23rd, 2022

  • The average rental price for one-bedroom unfurnished units in Toronto has risen to $1,735 in November.
  • Furnished units are consistently cheaper than their unfurnished counterparts in Brampton this month.
  • North York continues to see large rent increases, particularly in furnished units which are up 14.60%.

For the first time this year, the average rental price for the Greater Toronto Area has risen solidly above $1,700. It remains to be seen whether this will be an anomaly or if Toronto is heading towards further price action through the remainder of 2021. Overall, there wasn’t much significant change in price by neighbourhood, aside from a few partial price corrections following last month’s whirlwind changes.

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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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After months of relative stagnation, rent for one-bedroom unfurnished apartments in Toronto is seeing gains yet again. We’ll have to wait and see whether this is simply an unexpected exception to the stable prices of the past few months or the start of a larger trend.

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Month-to-month rent change

This chart breaks down the percentage change in rent across all central Toronto neighbourhoods from October 2021 to November 2021.

percentage change in furnished and unfurnished rentals in the greater toronto area for the november liv rent report

Unfurnished Toronto rent trends

Unfurnished rental prices have remained stable in November for the most part. Downtown Toronto (+2.01%) saw minor gains, while Scarborough (+7.27%) had the biggest price increases this month.

Furnished Toronto rent trends

Furnished rental prices have stabilized for the most part after last month’s price action. After falling significantly last month, Mississauga (+5.65%) is making a return to its previous price level, while Etobicoke (+4.11%) has continued its gradual rise. North York (+14.60%) saw the largest gains for furnished rental units this month.

Toronto furnished vs unfurnished averages

Continuing to monitor the close price difference in Toronto rent trends, right now in some neighbourhoods, furnished rentals continue to be cheaper than unfurnished ones on average — but just barely. November sees the two neck-in-neck, with furnished rentals only $11 cheaper on average than their unfurnished counterparts.

average rent for furnished vs unfurnished one bedroom units in toronto for the november liv rent report

City breakdown

Brampton continues its reign as the most affordable GTA municipality while the most expensive remains Toronto itself.

While prices may have risen slightly across the board this month, Brampton remains the cheapest municipality for an unfurnished one-bedroom goes for $1,514 on average, but in Toronto, the same kind of unit averages $1,909 — a difference of $395.

highest and lowest rent in toronto for the november liv rent report

Because Canada’s cities 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.

  • Etobicoke has overtaken North York as the second most expensive place for unfurnished three-bedroom units.
  • A two-bedroom unfurnished unit is only $182 more expensive than a one-bedroom unit in Markham this month.
  • Furnished one-bedroom units in Brampton are $176 cheaper than unfurnished units.
average price for unfurnished units by city in the greater toronto area for the november 2021 liv rent report
average price for furnished units by city in the greater toronto area for the november 2021 liv rent report

Rental averages outside of the GTA

New for November, we’ve explored data from neighbourhoods, cities, and municipalities outside of the Greater Toronto Region. For this new information, Kitchener had the most expensive rate for an unfurnished one-bedroom, at $1,438, while Niagara Falls had the cheapest, at $1,248.

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