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|Annual premium||Monthly premium|
|Toronto's average home insurance premium||$1,484||$123|
|Ontario's average home insurance premium||$1,283||$106|
According to proprietary data from the RATESDOTCA database, home insurance in Toronto is more expensive than the provincial average. There are several possible reasons for the high cost. One potential reason is that Toronto is home to a large number of older homes, which are typically more vulnerable to damage. Another is the close proximity of fully and semi-detached houses, which can make exterior repairs difficult.
The figures shown above include homeowner’s insurance for houses – detached, semi-detached, townhouses and row houses – only. Condo insurance, which is typically less expensive than house insurance, has been excluded.
Frequently asked questions about Toronto home insurance.
It’s difficult to offer a useful answer to this question because home is uniquely tailored to each individual property. The average lowest home insurance quote for RATESDOTCA users is $1,484.83 per year, but this is not necessarily indicative of how much it will cost to insure your house.
There are numerous factors that contribute to determining the cost of a home insurance policy in Toronto. For example, the replacement cost of your home is a major factor. Home composition, like wiring, roofing, plumbing and heating, also affect your premium.
The best way to ensure you’re paying as little as possible for Toronto house insurance is to compare rates from different providers. While it may be easy to auto-renew every time your policy expires, you’ll almost certainly end up paying more than you need to. And in an expensive market like Toronto, the extra expensive can really add up.
On average, house insurance costs 15.7% more in Toronto than in the rest of Ontario. Toronto house insurance is expensive for a variety of reasons.
Toronto has a lot of old homes, some over a hundred years old. These older houses can have inadequate plumbing and wiring systems, raising the likelihood of a flood or fire, which causes insurance rates to go up.
Another factor is that Toronto is composed of densely packed detached, semidetached and row homes. The proximity of an insured home to other houses affects premiums because if a fire breaks out at your neighbor’s house it could potentially spread to your home.
The market value of a home does not affect the cost required to insure it, so no, crazy Toronto real estate prices have no strong bearing on insurance costs. What insurance companies consider when determining the cost of coverage is the replacement value of your house – i.e. the cost of rebuilding your house if it is destroyed
The cost of home insurance depends on your property, claims history and coverage. Because insurance companies weight each factor differently there is no uniformly cheapest home insurance provider.
The most important thing is to find a policy that best suits your needs, and that is within your budget. Take the time to shop around and compare the different house insurance policies that are available.
Windstorms: Though Toronto doesn’t get too many windstorms, there is precedent. In November, 2020, a windstorm caused millions of dollars in damage in the Greater Toronto area, Hamilton, Niagara, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.
Freezing temperatures: Cold winters with temperatures reaching -30C means the potential for burst and frozen pipes.
Flooding: Excessive melting snow following the winter months is something to look out for. While Toronto has a decent drainage system, spring time floods are not uncommon. These can be especially worrisome for dwellings with basements.
Typical home insurance in Toronto will cover your personal belongings (appliances, furniture and some electronics), additional living expenses if you need to relocate for a government evacuation, and personal liability if you’re sued by someone injured on your property.
Certain perils are also covered by standard insurance policies, should damage occur to your dwelling and contents. This includes:
Though standard home insurance policies may not cover these perils, add-on coverages are available to expand your protection. If your home faces any hazards not included under standard coverage, tacking on additional protection is advised.
Living in Toronto can be expensive. Whether you live in a detached house, townhouse or row house, you can find home insurance to fit your budget.
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*Based on the difference between the average lowest home insurance premium and overall average home insurance premium from our site in 2019. Excludes tenant and condo insurance.