Market rent

There are currently no Market Rent vacancies. We encourage you to check back occasionally for updates. This change has been in effect since April 1, 2020 until further notice.

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    To qualify for a Market Rent unit with Toronto Community Housing (TCHC), your household must meet all of the following criteria: 

    • At least one member of your household must be 16 years of age or older, able to live on their own without parental supervision, and have legal status in Canada. This includes individuals in Canada under a student visa, visitor visa or work permit.   

    • No Termination Order has become enforceable against any member of your household from a former tenancy with TCHC.   

    • Proof of payment has been provided for any member of your household owing money to any public housing provider in Ontario (this includes TCHC) or any private housing provider in Ontario.  

    • Applicants who do not qualify on their own for a Market Rent unit may qualify by providing a guarantor. Read more about instructions for guarantors (PDF).

    How do I apply?

    To apply for a vacant unit, you need to get a Market Application Form from the address listed in the advertisement. 
    In addition to the application form, you will need to provide the following: 

    Assessment of ability to pay rent (income verification)
    Proof of your current income and three- to five-year income history for each household member listed on the application form. 

    Rental history
    Your detailed rental history for a minimum of three to five years, including contact information for previous landlords. TCHC may contact them to verify your information. 

    Credit references
    TCHC may obtain a credit check from Equifax. If we cannot get any credit history information, we may request more information from you. 

    Personal identification
    You must provide copies of two pieces of identification for each household member 16 years of age or older: 

    • Documentation that provides proof of Status in Canada 
    • Photo identification (for example, a driver's licence) 

    For a detailed description of these requirements, please see our application instructions (PDF)
    You may return your completed application, including all required documentation, by mail, by fax or in person to the office location identified in the Vacancy Listing.
    Note: There is no waiting list for Market Rent units; vacancies are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Some vacancies may be rented in person at our local offices. If no vacancies are listed below, you are welcome to visit the applicable office to see if any units are available for rent.

    Market Rent Help

    Get in touch if you have any questions about Market Rent or the application process.