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The difficulty of affording Toronto rent is well-documented at this point, but 2021 is apparently bringing a bit of relief in almost every single neighbourhood in the GTA.

According to a new report from rental platform liv.rent, the average rent in a furnished apartment is a lot lower than it was in 2020 in almost every single GTA region — except for one.

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Markham is the only neighbourhood in the area that has seen its average rent go up since last year, with Downtown Toronto seeing the biggest drop at 14.4%.

Despite the drops, liv.rent suggests that most prices are beginning to bounce back up. According to the report, Brampton and Mississauga showed "significant recovery" from Q1 2021, only dropping 13.2% and 8.3% in Q2 2021 from their Q2 2020 prices, compared to dropping 24.1% and 17%, respectively, in Q1.

And even though Downtown Toronto's prices are way lower than they were in 2020, it's still the most expensive place to rent in the city. The average rent for a furnished apartment in the area is $2,525, with unfurnished apartments at $2,338.

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