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Economy, Society

British Columbia outlines rent repayment plan 

The British Columbia government detailed a repayment framework that will be put in place this summer for how and when tenants will pay rent that went unpaid during the pandemic to their landlords.  The framework, which was unveiled on Thursday, »

Economy, Society

1 in 3 Canadians worry about making rent and mortgage payments: survey

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread across the country, sparking growing fears of infection, Canadians are also becoming increasingly concerned about their financial health, according to a new survey by the Angus Reid Institute. More than four-in-ten Canadians (44 »

Economy, Society

Rental costs across Canada: Prices increase while unit size decreases

A new survey of average costs of rental housing shows the most expensive area in Canada is Toronto. In fact, according to Rentals.ca commissioned survey from Bullpen Research, while Toronto proper has the highest cost, nine of the top ten »

Economy, Society

Airbnb and effect on rental housing market

Looking to rent an apartment or home and finding options limited and costs rising quickly? A new study seems to confirm earlier studies that suggest Airbnb and other short-term rental services are the cause. The latest report from McGill University »

Economy, Society

It’s expensive to rent housing in Canada

A national review of average rents has come out showing the average costs of rental housing in cities across Canada. The rental listing site PadMapper puts out its report monthly. As we near the end of the year, Toronto Ontario, Canada’s »

Society

Huge rent hike leaves Toronto reporter couch-surfing

For anyone trying to decide where to settle in Canada, it is a good idea to look at the big differences in the cost of housing across the country. This came to my attention again when I saw a story »

Society

Rent or buy in ‘problematic’ housing market?

Canada’s national housing agency is warning of what it calls “problematic housing market conditions” in most cities, leading Canadians to wonder whether it is better to rent or to buy their homes. Eleven centres out of 15 are considered to »