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By Matthew Roberts

Updated on May 29, 2024

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By Matthew Roberts

Updated May 29, 2024

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Quick Facts About Tenant Insurance in North York

  • North York tenant insurance is MORE expensive than the Ontario average.
  • The average cost of tenant insurance in North York is $30 per month.

According to a June 2023 national rent report, North York is within the top ten most expensive cities in Canada for rentals. Its rental market is also one of the fastest-growing markets in the country, meaning there’s still a lot of interest in rental properties.

People prefer living in rentals for various reasons, from flexibility to high home prices. One of the most enticing perks of renting a home is that the landlord is responsible for property maintenance. If something gets damaged in a fire, flood, or other perils, you can rest assured since their home insurance will pay for repairs.

However, the landlord’s home insurance policy doesn’t cover your belongings. If they get damaged in the same event, you won’t get coverage from their policy. Fortunately, you can get tenant insurance to protect your things. Tenant insurance can cover repair or replacement costs if various perils damage your belongings.

Tenant insurance isn’t mandatory, but it’s a good idea if you have valuables to protect. Learn more about the ins and outs of tenant insurance for North York renters to ensure you make the right insurance decisions.

How Much Does Tenant Insurance in North York Usually Cost?

On average, the annual cost of tenant insurance in North York is $360 per year, which makes it almost $100 more expensive than the provincial rate, which is around $264 annually. If you break it down into a monthly fee, tenant insurance protection costs around $30/month. 

A Snapshot of North York Renters

Is it a good idea to rent a home in North York? Examining a city’s rental statistics is a good way to learn about its rental landscape. North York is a part of the City of Toronto, so it wasn’t surveyed separately in the 2021 Census of Population. However, we can still look at its statistics in the 2016 City Planning Census

There’s a good balance between renters and owners in North York, with 46% renters and 54% homeowners.

Apartments are very popular in North York. Out of the 254,240 households surveyed, 48% lived in apartments in buildings over five storeys, while 12% and 3% lived in low-rise apartments and duplexes, respectively. 

North York is the eighth-most expensive city for rentals in Canada as of June 2023. The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment is $2,192 (up 18.9% from June 2022), while the average for a two-bedroom apartment is $2,711 (up 15.1% from June 2022). 

Rental vacancies are also low in North York, with a January 2022 report giving North York a 2.3% vacancy rate. Low supply and high demand make you more likely to encounter expensive rent.

North York Population Growth

The North York population grew from 1,109,909 to 1,173,334 between 2016 and 2021, a 5.71% increase in five years.

What Is Not Included in a Typical North York Renters Insurance Policy?

Even if you’ve opted for a highly comprehensive tenant insurance policy, there are some risks that insurers explicitly don’t include as a covered peril. These are called “exclusions” by North York insurance companies.

Here are the most common tenant insurance exclusions:

Criminal activities

If your rented home was damaged due to criminal activity, it won’t be covered by your insurance policy.

Earthquakes

Most policies exclude this risk, but you can cover earthquake losses and damage as an add-on to a standard policy.

Failure to maintain your home

Damage or losses caused by poor home upkeep (e.g., water damage from frozen pipes, broken bannisters) won’t be covered.

Flood damage

Flooding is typically not covered by a standard policy, but it may be included as an add-on.

Home business activities

Home businesses will need separate business insurance coverage to protect you from rental property or equipment damage.

Pest damage

Because this is considered a preventable risk, most insurers don’t cover damage or loss caused by insects, vermin, and animals.

Mould

Mould caused by poor home maintenance is typically excluded by insurance policies. Note that this is separate from mould caused by an insured peril, which will be covered by your policy.

Vacant property risks

Many insurers may void your tenant insurance if you leave the property vacant for over 30 days in a row.

Note that a tenant insurance policy doesn’t cover loss or damage to items that aren’t yours, so it won’t cover a roommate’s belongings or your landlord’s possessions. Also, the list above is by no means an exclusive enumeration of risks typically excluded from a tenant insurance policy in North York. Talk to your tenant insurance provider to see what’s covered by your policy in case of loss or damage.

How You Can Get Cheap Tenant Insurance in North York?

Trying to save money on your preferred tenant insurance coverage? Visit our Ontario page for practical tips.

Sources

1. Mychoice.ca Internal Data, Tenant Insurance Quotes Collected, 2024.

2. Statistics Canada, 2001-2021, Census of Population Statistics, Ontario, North York , Population Statistics. Data Published December 16, 2022.

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