The average cost of rent in Canadian cities in July (MAP)

Jul 16 2019, 5:56 pm

Canada’s rental market saw little change over the past month, according to the July rent report from PadMapper.

Only four cities saw an upward trend with monthly rents, six saw a downward trend, and 14 remained stable

“Meanwhile, nearly half of the total cities had double-digit year over year growth rates for either one or two bedroom rents, signalling that even though it’s been flat on a monthly basis, rents are still up significantly compared to summer of 2018,” notes Padmapper.

The top five priciest markets in Canda remained unchanged from last month.

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July rent report/ Padmapper

Once again, Toronto took the top spot for the most expensive rent in the country. One bedroom rentals reached another peak as rents grew 2.7% to $2,290. This surpassed the $2,270 high in January 2019. Two bedrooms remained flat at $2,850.

In Vancouver, one bedroom rent dipped 0.5% to $2,200. Two bedrooms remained flat at $3,200. Padmapper notes that one bedroom rent in the city increased 10% since the same time last year.

One bedroom rents in Burnaby, BC remained flat at $1,570. Two bedroom rents increased 5% to 2,320.

Barrie, Ontario remained the fourth most expensive city in Canada. One bedrooms remained flat at $1,450 and two bedroom rent increased 4% to $1,550.

Montreal comes in fifth with rents for one and two bedrooms remaining the same as last month at $1,430 and $1,710, respectively.

PadMapper notes that one bedroom rent is up 9.2% since this time last year.

Hamilton, Ontario had the largest growth across all of Canada as one bedroom rents in the city grew 4.2% to $1,250.

Once again, St. Johns’ and Quebec City both had the lowest rental rates last month with average one bedroom rates remaining stable at $810.

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July rent report/ PadMapper