The following data is from Spaces and Places of Exclusion: Mapping Rental Housing Disparities for Toronto’s Racialized and Immigrant Communities, a report published by Social Planning Toronto (November 2020).
Renters make up almost half of households in Toronto.
Families make up just over half of tenant households.
46% of racialized individuals live in tenant households compared to 36% of non-racialized individuals.
62% of newcomers, 39% of non-immigrants, and 33% of long-term immigrants live in tenant households.
The low-income rate for tenant households (35.7%) is more than three times the rate of homeowners (11.7%).
It is important to contextualize the state of rentership in Kensington Market with reference to broader patterns of exclusion across Toronto.
With support from:
Affordable Housing Challenge Project – School of Cities, University of Toronto and Balanced Supply of Housing Node, SSHRC-CMHC Partnership Grant.