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Toronto Roommate Resources

What else can make your roommate hunt a bit easier and more informed? We've put together some resources to help you out.

Helpful Toronto Apartment Rental Links

Toronto University Roommate Listings and Assistance

Each Toronto university runs their own off-campus housing program. Each is listed below. If you're a student, these are likely a good resource to check out.

Toronto Rental Statistics

  • The vacancy rate for Toronto was 1.4%, as of Fall 2017 [source: CMHC].
  • The average rent for a two bedroom apartment in Toronto was around $1,425 per month, as of Fall 2017 [source: CMHC]. Thus, sharing an 'average' two bedroom apartment in Toronto with a roommate you're looking at around $715 per month each. Renting a condo unit will typically be more expensive than an apartment unit - and where in Toronto you want to live will also greatly affect the rental rate you pay:
    • Original city of Toronto: $1,780 per month for a two bedroom apartment with Downtown easily being over $2,000 per month (the most expensive area in the city)
    • North York: around $1,330 per month for a two bedroom apartment
    • Etobicoke: around $1,340 per month for a two bedroom apartment
    • Scarborough: around $1,190 per month for a two bedroom apartment
  • Landlords in Ontario can legally raise the rent for existing tenants 1.5% in 2017.

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