TORONTO, Oct. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Toronto Regional Real Estate Board President Lisa Patel announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 14,036 condominium apartment rentals through TRREB’s MLS® System during the third quarter 2020. This was an increase of 30.2 per cent over Q3 2019.
The number of condominium apartments listed for rent at some point during Q3 2020 was up by 113.9 per cent compared to Q3 2019.
“Demand for condo rentals was very strong in the third quarter, with a record number of quarterly transactions reported. However, during the same period, the number of units listed more than doubled compared to last year. Many investor-owners took their units out of the short-term rental market, due to stricter regulations and the COVID-19-related tourism downturn, and made them available in the traditional rental marketplace. The result was more choice and more negotiating power for renters,” said Ms. Patel.