January 2021 Toronto Area Real Estate Market Figures
• January home sales amounted to 6,928 – up by more than 50 per cent compared to January 2020.
This strong start to 2021 included sales growth across all major segments, including condominium
apartments, both in the City of Toronto and surrounding GTA regions.
• New listings were also up on a year-over-year basis in January, but not by the same annual rate as
sales. This means market conditions tightened compared to January 2020, resulting in the
continuation of double-digit growth in the MLS® Home Price Index and the average selling price.
• The average selling price for January 2021 was up by 15.5 per cent to $967,885 year over year.
The MLS® HPI Composite Benchmark was up by 11.9 per cent over the same period.
• Price growth was driven by the low-rise market segments, while the average condo apartment price
was down in Toronto. However, if we continue to see condo sales growth outstrip condo listings
growth, we could start to see renewed growth in condo prices later this year.
2021 Toronto Area Real Estate Market Outlook
• Combined home sales reported through TRREB’s MLS® System for the GTA, South Simcoe
County and Orangeville are expected to reach 105,000.
• Strong sales growth will be supported by continued economic recovery, including jobs and record or
near-record lows for borrowing costs.
• The pace of new condominium apartment listings will start to ebb, especially in the second half of
the year. With low-rise listings remaining constrained, expect total new listings to come in at the
• Market conditions for low-rise homes, including detached houses, will remain very tight, with sales
rising at a faster pace than listings.
• The overall average selling price for all home types and areas combined will eclipse the $1,000,000
mark for the first time, reaching $1,025,000 and representing a year-over-year increase of 10 per
• While mortgage deferrals were initially a concern early on in the pandemic, Mortgage Professionals
Canada does not anticipate any pronounced uptick in mortgage delinquencies that would create
systemic concerns as we move through 2021. Source: Toronto Regional Real Estate Board.