Soaring home prices in GTA cause rent increases

The average cost to rent a condo in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) has increased 6.8 per cent year-over-year to $2.53 per square foot, according

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Average cost to rent an apartment in Canada, Canada’s leading apartment finder and real estate listing website, recently published its Fall 2015 infographic featuring the average cost to rent an apartment throughout Canada. Broken

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Ontario landlords face fire code violation charges

Earlier this month, the Ontario Court of Justice found two St. Catharines landlords guilty of violating fire code at their apartment building on Maple Street. In reaction to the incident, the city of St. Catharines is warning other landlords to ensure their buildings comply with the Ontario Fire Code or they too will face hefty fines.
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Windsor has cheapest bachelor rents: Rentseeker

According to a recent infographic from Rentseeker, the cheapest major city in Canada in which to rent a bachelor apartment is Windsor, Ont. ($518). The infographic, which is based on data from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), illustrates the average pricing and vacancy rates of rental apartments in cities across Canada.

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New app allows users to rent hourly workspaces

A new smartphone application, known as “Breather,” allows users to rent workspace in busy urban centres on an hourly basis, a concept only starting to gain momentum in Canada. Founders Julien Smith and Caterina Rizzi hope to capitalize on the growing trend of self-employed or work-from-home employees.
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B.C. keeps allowable rent increase low

The Government of British Columbia is keeping the allowable rent increase for residential tenancies at 2.5 per cent for 2015. This means no change from the rate established in 2014. By law, the rate of rent increase is calculated by a formula of two per cent plus the rate of inflation.

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Ontario’s cottage rental market evolving

Property managers say demands are shifting in Ontario’s cottage rental market. Today many renters expect a resort-like atmosphere.
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Apartment rentals rise in slow housing market

Apartment rentals are going up in the U.S. amidst a slow housing market. But experts question whether the same trend is occurring in Canada.


Toronto condo renters to form association

The Federation of Metro Tenants’ Associations (FMTA) is reaching out to Toronto condo renters in an effort to help them form their own association.

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Market conditions driving B.C. rental properties

Low vacancy rates, high real estate prices and an aging building stock are driving a renaissance in new purpose-built B.C. rental properties.


The line between a condo and a rental building

In his book, The Condo Bible, Dan Barnabic explains the problems associated with having too many rental units in condo buildings.
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How to keep apartment turnover times tight

Creating a plan can help landlords cut the time spent fixing up a unit, and the costs that come with a vacancy, when dealing with an apartment turnover.
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The benefits of electronic payment processing

With more Canadians spending time online, it is surprising that more landlords are not ditching cheques for electronic payment processing.

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Prevent rental ads from being flagged as spam

What steps can be taken to prevent ads from being ‘ghosted’ on Craigslist? Carissa Drohan-Jennings, account manager at, explains.

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Companies ditching renting to buy buildings

Chris Lewis, a director at Deloitte U.K., discusses what's companies ditching renting for buying, whether it's just a fad, and the pros and cons of doing so.

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The cost of rent in Canada

Here is a breakdown of average Canadian rental prices for a two-bedroom apartment spanning the past three decades.