According to a recent report by and Urbanation, the average monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Ottawa is now more than $2,000.

The 25th Hour’s Laina Szabo set out to learn what these hikes mean for people who rent, and what can be done to make rent more affordable for more people.


Produced by Laina Szabo and Goldie Aharon

Special thanks to Tiffany Brown, Stéphanie Plante, Erika Sagert, Mayda Alfaro

Additional photos: Doug Ford by Bruce Reeve, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

News media links: CTV News, Toronto Sun