6 Ontario Cities Have Some Of The Most Expensive One-Bedroom Rent In Canada & Here's Where

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Apartments in Ontario.

Apartments in Ontario.

Although some cities in Ontario have seen rent prices drop, there are places in the province that are still pretty expensive when it comes to renting (that aren't just Toronto).

A report by Zumper released on March 15 revealed the six Ontario cities with the most expensive rent for a one-bedroom in Canada.

It's probably not surprising that Toronto came out as the most expensive Ontario city for a one-bedroom unit. The median rent for a one-bedroom in the city increased by 3.3% to $1,900 this month. According to Zumper, it's a high that the city hasn't seen since November 2020.

Sitting northeast of the 6ix, Oshawa had the fifth most expensive rent overall, with median rent for a one-bedroom shooting up by 5.2% to $1,630.

Here's what Canadian cities cracked the top five on Zumper's list of the most expensive median rents for a one-bedroom:

1. Vancouver, BC ($2,190)

2. Toronto, ON ($1,900)

3. Kelowna, BC ($1,800)

4. Victoria, BC ($1,790)

5. Oshawa, ON ($1,630)

The report noted that Barrie used to be among the top five, but saw a 3.7% decrease in rent price, putting it at number six with a median rent of $1,550 per month. Kitchener also jumped three places to take the seventh spot.

Kingston also saw a huge jump, moving up three spots after an increase of 2.3% in prices made its one-bedroom median rent $1,350, and taking the eleventh spot on the list.

Here are the other cities that cracked the top 10 priciest cities for rent:

6. Barrie, ON ($1,550)

7. Kitchener, ON ($1,500)

8. Ottawa, ON ($1,500)

9. St. Catharines, ON ($1,490)

10. Halifax, NS ($1,470)

If you're looking to rent a one-bedroom apartment but you're not about these prices, a January report by Rentals.ca listed the areas with some of the cheapest rent in the province.

Sophie Chong
Editorial Assistant
Sophie Chong was an editorial assistant for Narcity Media and is based in Toronto, Ontario.