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Average Rent In Toronto Has Reached Over 3K



Toronto rent prices are going through the roof! The average rent for purpose-built apartments just skyrocketed to over $3,000 — a record-breaking feat that’s never been seen before in the area.

Urbanation, a real estate insights website, has been keeping tabs on the situation and found that rent prices have been climbing for six straight quarters with double-digit year-over-year increases. In other words, it’s getting pricey out there.

Many people on Reddit and TikTok were quick to respond to the jaw-dropping new rate, and some started joking about giving up food.

“Just work two jobs, ya peasants and never buy food. It’s so easy,” one person on Reddit wrote on a thread discussing the subject.

“If you eat in your dreams, it’s almost like real food!” another person wrote.

Purpose-built apartments are housing units specifically designed for “long-term rental accommodation,” according to the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), and they made up 14% of all the homes in the GTA in October 2021.

In the first quarter of the year, Urbanation found that condo rents jumped a whopping 13.6% year over year to an average of $2,741.

One TikToker decided to see how much a Torontonian would be left with at the end of the month, based on their average salary and new rent price, finding that it could leave most people with a monthly deficit of roughly $236.