This may or may not be suprising – we’re guessing the latter – but Toronto’s rental average for the month of August has risen, making the average price for a one bedroom almost $2,000.
Data from the August 2022 Toronto Rent Report states you’ll need an average of $1,979 to rent a one-bedroom without furniture.
The report says this month saw “a continuation of the steady upward trend that the region’s maintained since the start of the year, with notable increases in rent prices both within the GTA and in surrounding areas.”
“Prices have increased in nearly every GTA municipality this month, although just barely — nowhere near the drastic increases of May and June.”
toronto raccoons being forced to pay rent too now wtf https://t.co/UAhsq2aRXn
— pro pho anti fa (@souplover1312) July 30, 2022
Some highlights (not positive) confirm that rent is up $20 from July to August this year and that the demand for student housing is already back up too.
Prices for unfurnished, one-bedrooms in the downtown core are up a whopping 16.31 per cent, which the report states signals a need for short- to mid-term leases.
Furnished one-bedrooms cost $112 more than unfurnished units on average. The average rent for a furnished one-bedroom is $2,091.
Not surprisingly, downtown Toronto had the most expensive rent prices for all listing and housing types for the second month in a row.
Toronto rent is ridiculous. there’s a 1 bed and 1 bath (only 482 sq ft) going for 2,700$ a month.
— ቤቲ (bae-tea) (@betye_y) July 29, 2022
York, East York, Etobicoke, North York and Scarborough all had extremely high rental averages as well.
In other news, Niagara Falls currently has the cheapest rents outside the GTA, with the average cost for a one-bedroom at $1,542 – a difference of $437 from Toronto.
Toronto rent 🚀 pic.twitter.com/x98b29jeXb
— Tom (@Tom_IPA) July 29, 2022
I’m betting trends for September stay on this course.