Do you wish to list an affordable unit on


Because Because is a project that aims to provide housing options for low-income people in Toronto, we require that any units posted on our site fall within our guidelines of affordability. How we calculate these rates is explained below.

Is your Rental Unit Affordable?

In 2007, the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) defined affordable rental rates by what is known as 'Minimum Housing Wage' (MHW), calculated at 30% of income.

According to the City of Toronto Housing Opportunities Toronto Plan (HOT) in 2010, more than 200 000 people - about half of all renters - pay more than the MHW. Of those, about 100 000 pay more than 50% of their income on rent. Using the MHW standard in 2011, the Wellesley Institute noted that a person must earn $41,400 to afford a $1000/month rent. Working full time for minimum wage brings in $22800 annually - just over half the affordable housing wage - while a person receiving Ontario Works would receive just $7872 yearly - just over one fifth.

You can do your part to help create affordable housing in Toronto by:

  • Using the tables below to understand what Toronto tenants can afford
  • Working with your tenants' housing workers to ensure successful tenancies
  • Listing your affordable units on Landlord Connect


Room & Board

Bachelor Apartment

1 Bedroom

2 Bedroom

3 Bedroom or House

$400 - $600

$700 - $1035

$600 - $775

$800 - $960

$950 - $1200

$1050 - $1550


Housing Professionals

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