rental market

Julie Kalinowski, CEO of the dress and gown rental store The Fitzroy, is photographed in her Toronto store, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul

To rent or buy? What’s in store for the clothing rental industry in Canada

One fashion expert thinks major clothing brands may start launching their own rental segments

 

The average rent for all property types in Victoria jumped 27 per cent in July over the same month in 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria rents spike at fastest rate in the country in past year

Cost of 2-bedroom suite reaches $2,836, a jump of 34.8 per cent over July 2021

 

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B.C. rent banks increase housing stability, prevent homelessness: survey

61% of those who accessed rent bank support said the service prevented them from homelessness

 

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British Columbians all over are feeling the pinch as rent prices jump in July

Canada’s most expensive rental markets are almost all in B.C. and Ontario

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Colleen Frank loves cats. She holds a pillow with the image of her former cat Stanley while current cat Ozzie investigates a moving box. After 20 years in her apartment building, Frank is being evicted and may have to be out on July 29. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack senior fears homelessness as she faces rental crisis head on

Colleen Frank is being forced out of the apartment building she’s lived in for 20 years

Colleen Frank loves cats. She holds a pillow with the image of her former cat Stanley while current cat Ozzie investigates a moving box. After 20 years in her apartment building, Frank is being evicted and may have to be out on July 29. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Greater Victoria remains the fourth most expensive rental market in the country, according to a recent report. Construction is pictured in downtown Victoria in May 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria remains 4th most expensive rental market in Canada: report

1-BR unit rent rose 2.2 per cent May to June; 2-BR price dropped 6 per cent

Greater Victoria remains the fourth most expensive rental market in the country, according to a recent report. Construction is pictured in downtown Victoria in May 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)
Average monthly rents across Canada are 10.5 per cent higher than they were a year ago, according to a new rental report surveying 35 Canadian cities. (Black Press Media file photo)

Canadian renters see largest increase in 3 years between April and May

Vancouver, Burnaby, Victoria among country’s top 10 most expensive places to rent

Average monthly rents across Canada are 10.5 per cent higher than they were a year ago, according to a new rental report surveying 35 Canadian cities. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria city council is looking for the province to fill in regulation gaps in the rental market. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria wants B.C. to cap rent increases for vacant units

City asks rest of Island for support as price increases for vacant units outpace inflation

Victoria city council is looking for the province to fill in regulation gaps in the rental market. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria is among the most expensive rental markets in Canada. (Black Press Media file photo)

Canada’s 3rd most expensive rental rate found on Vancouver Island

A one-bedroom rental in Victoria is only $10 behind Toronto’s rate

Victoria is among the most expensive rental markets in Canada. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oceanview Community Church has secured housing for a refugee family after raising money over the past three years. (Photo courtesy of Pastor Darin Phillips)

Ladysmith church secures housing in Duncan for refugee family

Oceanview community church raised over $58,000 to sponsor the family

Oceanview Community Church has secured housing for a refugee family after raising money over the past three years. (Photo courtesy of Pastor Darin Phillips)
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B.C. rent rates highest in Canada, Vancouver remains country’s most expensive city: report

The average rent British Columbians paid in September was $2,108 per month

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Condo and office towers fill the downtown skyline in Vancouver on March 30, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian office vacancy rate hits highest level since 1994

Vancouver has lowest vacancy rate as COVID-19 fourth wave slows expected return to work

Condo and office towers fill the downtown skyline in Vancouver on March 30, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
An aerial view over downtown Victoria and the Inner Harbour. In July 2021, the average monthly cost of a one-bedroom rental in Greater Victoria was $1,756, according to Rentals.ca. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria one-bedroom rental will cost you $1,700 a month

Average rate for July one-bedroom rentals up 8.7 per cent over June

An aerial view over downtown Victoria and the Inner Harbour. In July 2021, the average monthly cost of a one-bedroom rental in Greater Victoria was $1,756, according to Rentals.ca. (Black Press Media file photo)
Jake Corr posted an ad to Used Victoria on Dec. 8 asking someone to please take his tenant. (News Staff)

‘Please take my tenant!’ Landlord posts to Used Victoria

Landlord will pay you damage, first month’s rent to take his tenant

Jake Corr posted an ad to Used Victoria on Dec. 8 asking someone to please take his tenant. (News Staff)
Renae Podgorney said she’s been “held hostage” by a lack of rentals. The mother of two has been living out of a hotel room for the past year. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

‘It’s a nightmare’: Northern B.C. family desperate after living in hotel for a year

Renae Podgorney says because of a lack of rentals, she’s now applying to rent a one-bedroom unit

Renae Podgorney said she’s been “held hostage” by a lack of rentals. The mother of two has been living out of a hotel room for the past year. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Jamie Hemson’s landlord has re-installed her doors and windows, and the public has came through with generous donations. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)

Landlord takes front door, windows after single B.C. mom late with rent

Maple Ridge mom gets help from community generosity and government

Jamie Hemson’s landlord has re-installed her doors and windows, and the public has came through with generous donations. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)
Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Selina Robinson (Black Press)

B.C. rent increases capped to inflation, 2.5% for 2019

Landlords have to apply to exceed cap for renovations, repairs

Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Selina Robinson (Black Press)
MLAs Adam Olsen (left) Ronna-Rae Leonard and Spencer Chandra Herbert want the cap for automatic rent increases lowered. (B.C. government)

Cap rent increases at inflation rate, B.C. task force recommends

MLAs say drop annual increase that would allow 4.5% rise next year

MLAs Adam Olsen (left) Ronna-Rae Leonard and Spencer Chandra Herbert want the cap for automatic rent increases lowered. (B.C. government)
Rent increases are regulated by a cost of living formula in B.C. (Black Press files)

B.C. rent increase can’t go over 4.5% next year

Provincial formula based on inflation plus 2% increase

Rent increases are regulated by a cost of living formula in B.C. (Black Press files)
Rental accommodation is hard to find in many B.C. communities. (Flickr)

Seniors, families focus of B.C. rental housing fund

Target of 14,000 new non-profit units over the next 10 years

Rental accommodation is hard to find in many B.C. communities. (Flickr)