After over a year of rent declines amid the pandemic, average rents in the Greater Toronto Area continue to increase as rental demand surges.

Last month, the average rental rate across the GTA increased month-over-month by 3% to $2,078, with Toronto experiencing the largest monthly increase at 4.7% to $2,167. July's steady increase marks the fourth straight month in a row in which average rents have risen after 14 consecutive months of monthly declines. 

With demand steadily increasing, Toronto-area leasing agents continue to report bidding wars on prime rental suites as active listings continue to decline, while suites in new purpose-built apartments are leasing at a quicker rate than last year.

And with rents in Toronto still relatively high compared to other Canadian cities, renters can turn to areas outside of the city for relatively more affordable -- and spacious -- options.

READ: Toronto Rental Market Remains Hot, Average Rents Up Nearly 5% as Demand Surges

To get a better understanding of what units renters are eyeing up these days and where they want to live, we’ve rounded up the most-viewed rentals in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) -- which includes Mississauga, Etobicoke, York, North York, Burlington, Scarborough, and Pickering -- from August 10 to 24, according to data from our friends at

The data is broken down into different rental unit segments, including apartments and condos, and then broken down by 1, 2, and 3+ bedroom units. The 3+ units for rent are for any type (house, condo, townhome and apartments).

Most Viewed 1-Bedroom Apartment: 3112 Jaguar Valley Avenue

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  • Location: Mississauga
  • Specs: 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom, 600-sq.ft
  • Price: $1,490
  • Property Type: Apartment
  • Description: Located in downtown Mississauga, this fully-renovated one-bedroom unit is clean, spacious, and freshly painted. The unit features a new kitchen with laminate countertops, an over-mount double-sink, and a ceramic backsplash and new hardwood and tile flooring. The apartment building features controlled-entry access, laundry facilities, on-site staff, 24-hour emergency maintenance, and a common court-yard area.

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Most Viewed 2-Bedroom Apartment: 2911 Bayview Avenue

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  • Location: North York
  • Specs: 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom, 931-sq.ft
  • Price: $2,120
  • Property Type: Apartment
  • Description: This spacious 2-bedroom apartment is bright and open, and features a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, ensuite laundry, and heat and water are included. The building features excellent amenities like a lounge and games room, a 24-hour fitness facility, a heated outdoor pool, an expansive outdoor green space, resident programs, complimentary visitor parking, and much more. Residents can also enjoy quick and easy access to transit, groceries, and restaurants.

Other sought-after 2-bedroom apartment options:

Most Viewed 1-Bedroom Condo: 255 Village Green Square

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  • Location: Scarborough
  • Specs: 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom, 480-sq.ft
  • Price: $1,700
  • Property Type: Condo
  • Description: The one-bedroom features a functional floor plan with a large bedroom and an open concept kitchen, living, and dining space that steps out onto a long balcony. The condo building features great amenities like 24-hour concierge, BBQ facilities, a billiards lounge, a dining room, a fitness centre with a yoga studio and steam rooms, a party room, and more.

Other sought-after 1-bedroom condo options:

Most Viewed 2-Bedroom Condo: 2200 Lake Shore Boulevard West

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  • Location: Etobicoke
  • Specs: 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 750-sq.ft
  • Price: $2,200
  • Property Type: Condo
  • Description: Located walking distance to Lake Ontario, this bright, two-bedroom condo features a study, 9-foot ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows with Hunter Douglas Shades. Highlights of the unit include an open-concept kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, laminate floors throughout, an ensuite bathroom in the principal bedroom, and a large balcony with lake views. There's also a Metro, Shoppers, Starbucks, TD Bank, and an LCBO close by, while the building is minutes to the Mimico GO station and downtown Toronto is a short drive away.

Other sought-after 2-bedroom condo options:

Most Viewed 3+ Bedroom Units: 58 William Duncan Road

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  • Location: North York
  • Specs: 5.5-bedroom, 5-bathroom, 3,350-sq.ft
  • Price: $3,950
  • Property Type: Townhouse
  • Description: This four-storey family-friendly townhome is located near Downsview Park and features over 3,350 square feet of living space, five spacious bedrooms, and upgraded bathrooms. The premium, bright corner lot features a great back deck, a large walk-out balcony, a gourmet white kitchen with quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances, and a principal bedroom with a spa-inspired five-piece bath and his and hers walk-in closets.

Other sought-after 3+ bedroom options: