RIS­ING RENTS

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

Hamil­ton is be­com­ing more ex­pen­sive. The av­er­age rent in the Hamil­ton cen­sus met­ro­pol­i­tan area, which in­cludes Burling­ton and Grimsby, was $967 last fall, ac­cord­ing to the Canada Mort­gage and Hous­ing Cor­po­ra­tion. The va­cancy rate was 3.8 per cent. Com­pare that to 2011, when the av­er­age rent was $784 and the va­cancy rate was 3.5 per cent.

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