Yesterday Urbanation released its Q2-2018 rental report for the Greater Toronto Area. It tracks both purpose-built rentals and condominium rentals, the latter being condominium units that are listed for rent on MLS. The average condo rent, for all unit types across the GTA, is up 11.2% year-over-year to a face rent of $2,302 per month.
Here is a chart from the Globe and Mail:
The former City of Toronto, which includes downtown, is actually up 13.5%:
But here are the stats that I really wanted to draw your attention to today (figures from the Globe).
According to Urbanation, there were some 384,000 condo apartments in the Greater Toronto Area in 2017 and nearly 1/3 of them were rented out. Given that the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation pegs the total number of rental apartments in the GTA at approximately 311,596, condo apartments represent about 40% of all our rental housing stock.
So condo buildings are actually doing quite a bit of heavy lifting when it comes to providing rental housing in this region.