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Montreal is the only city in Canada where more people rent than own their home

The higher proportion of renters in this city means Montrealers are more impacted by abusive rent hikes and renovictions, not to mention egregious laws like Bill 31.

According to a study by the Angus Reid Institute, Montreal is the only city in Canada where more people rent than own their home. The study found that 51% of Montrealers are renters while 46% are homeowners.

The cities in Canada with the lowest percentage of renters are Regina (16%) and Toronto 905 (21%).

Provincially, 60% of Quebec adults say they own their home, while 37% say they rent. (For the complete table of results, please see page 1 of the report here.)

Overall, 65% of Canadians own while 29% rent.

A previous study by Angus Reid found that 52% of Canadian tenants were having a difficult time paying their rent.

Montreal is the only city in Canada where more people rent than own their home

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