TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 17, 2015) - Toronto Real Estate Board President Mark McLean announced that GTA REALTORS® reported 8,821 condominium apartment rentals through TREB's MLS® System in the second quarter of 2015. This result represented a 20.3 per cent year-over-year increase compared to 7,333 condo apartment rentals reported in Q2 2014. Growth in the number of units rented tracked growth in supply quite closely, with the number of condo apartments listed for rent during the second quarter increasing by 23 per cent annually.

"The demand for rental accommodation in the Greater Toronto Area increased in the second quarter in response to the sustained population growth we continue to enjoy as a result of our region's status as one of the best places to live and do business," said Mr. McLean.

"Many renter households continued to focus their attention on investor-owned condominium apartments. So much so that the strong growth in the supply of units for rent was closely matched by the growth in the number of units rented, indicating that there exists a certain degree of pent-up demand in some segments of the rental market," McLean continued.

For TREB's market area as a whole, average rents for one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, which made up a combined 94 per cent of rental transactions, were up by 1.5 and 4.5 per cent respectively to $1,608 and $2,239.

"Growth in average rents is generally impacted by both market conditions and the type and size of units rented from one period to the next. Both of these factors played into rent increases over the past year, but the bottom line is that despite robust listings growth, strong renter demand has provided a firm foundation for rents," said Jason Mercer, TREB's Director of Market Analysis.

Rental Market Summary: Second
Quarter 2015
All Bedroom Types Bachelor One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom
Listed Leased Leased Avg. Leased Avg. Leased Avg. Leased Avg.
Rent Rent Rent Rent
Q2 2015 15,323 8,821 328 $1,334 5,161 $1,608 3,157 $2,239 175 $2,649
Q2 2014 12,476 7,333 195 $1,328 4,327 $1,584 2,658 $2,143 153 $2,612
Yr./Yr. % Chg. 22.8% 20.3% 68.2% 0.4% 19.3% 1.5% 18.8% 4.5% 14.4% 1.4%
All Bedroom Bachel One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom
Types or
Listed Leased Leased Avg. Leased Avg. Leased Avg. Leased Avg.
Rent Rent Rent Rent
Q2 2015 987 518 3 $817 58 $1,445 183 $1,991 274 $2,057
Q2 2014 865 444 1 $1,020 53 $1,400 134 $1,858 256 $2,039
Yr./Yr. % Chg. 14.1% 16.7% 200.0% -19.9% 9.4% 3.2% 36.6% 7.1% 7.0% 0.9%

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