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Hamilton Houses for Rent

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88 Vinton RD

3 beds2 + 1 baths1554 sq. ft.
Falkirk West, Ancaster
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165 Limeridge Road West

2 beds1 baths816 sq. ft.
Rolston, Hamilton
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35 Cromarty Avenue

3 beds2 + 1 baths1750 sq. ft.
Westdale South, Caledonia
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40 Crafter Crescent

3 beds4 baths1669 sq. ft.
Gershome, Stoney Creek
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78 Delena Avenue North

2 beds1 baths595 sq. ft.
McQuesten West, Hamilton
a day ago

8 Celano Dr

4 beds3 baths2000–2500 sq. ft.
Waterdown North, Hamilton
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40 Sherway St

3 beds4 baths1500–2000 sq. ft.
Gershome, Hamilton
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37 - 230 Avonsyde Blvd

3 beds3 bathsN/A sq. ft.
Waterdown North, Hamilton
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34 Crafter Crescent

3 beds2 + 1 baths1656 sq. ft.
Gershome, Hamilton
2 days ago

75 - 22 Spring Creek Dr

3 beds3 baths1500–2000 sq. ft.
Waterdown North, Hamilton
2 days ago

78 Delena Ave

2 beds1 bathsN/A sq. ft.
McQuesten West, Hamilton
2 days ago

13 Genesee Street

4 beds2 + 1 baths1810 sq. ft.
Southam, Hamilton
2 days ago

38 Cumberland Avenue

3 beds1 baths1148 sq. ft.
St. Clair, Hamilton
2 days ago

66 Mars Avenue

3 beds1 + 1 baths1111 sq. ft.
Industrial Sector A and Keith, Hamilton
2 days ago

125 Stewartdale Avenue

4 beds1 baths1000 sq. ft.
Rosedale, Hamilton
3 days ago

71 - 1169 Garner Rd E

3 beds3 bathsN/A sq. ft.
Falkirk West, Hamilton
3 days ago

787 Ninth Ave

3 + 1 beds2 baths1100–1500 sq. ft.
Hampton Heights, Hamilton
3 days ago

287 Montrose Avenue

4 beds2 baths1000 sq. ft.
Rosedale, Hamilton
4 days ago

Lower - 487 Cannon St E

1 beds1 baths700–1100 sq. ft.
Gibson, Hamilton
4 days ago

85 Skinner Rd

3 beds3 bathsN/A sq. ft.
Rockcliffe Survey, Hamilton
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800 Paramount Drive

3 beds2 + 1 baths1380 sq. ft.
Leckie Park, Hamilton
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17 Gladstone Avenue

4 beds1 + 1 baths1910 sq. ft.
St. Clair, Hamilton
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1169 25 1169 GARNER Road E

3 beds1 + 1 baths1288 sq. ft.
Maple Lane Annex, Ancaster
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10 Bala Place

3 beds1 + 1 baths1000 sq. ft.
Gilbert, Hamilton
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Renting a House in Hamilton

Zoocasa has 185 active house listings for rent throughout Hamilton. The average listing price in Hamilton for a house is $1,912. The average list price differs significantly for other property types. The average rental price of a house is $1,912, $1,767 for a townhouse, and $1,882 for a condo. There are many popular cities surrounding Hamilton, including Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Mississauga, Brantford, Brampton, Guelph that offer a variety of rental prices and unique areas to live. Hamilton also has many options for buyers looking for a house with 154 active listings and an average list price of $677,452.

Hamilton Property Taxes

Residents of the City of Hamilton are expected to pay property taxes on all residences that they own. Property taxes can usually be found on each active Zoocasa listing, or can be looked up here. As of 2017, the estimated property tax residents can expect to pay is 1.21%. This rate may vary depending on where exactly you live in Hamilton.

Provincial/Municipal Land Transfer Tax

There is currently no municipal land transfer tax in effect in Hamilton but the provincial land transfer tax still applies to all property purchases

See below for provincial land transfer tax rates.

Ontario Land Transfer Tax Rates
Purchase Price Rate
$0 - $55,000 0.5%
$55,000.01 - $250,000 1.0%
$250,000.01 - $400,000 1.5%
$400,000.01 - $2,000,000 2.0%
$2,000,000+ 2.5%

Hamilton Land Transfer Example:

Purchase price = $300,000

Ontario LTT
Purchase Price Subtract Tax Brackets Rate Non 1st Time Buyer Tax Payable 1st Time Buyer Tax Payable
$0 - $55,000 $55,000 0.5% $275 $0
$55,000 - $250,000 $195,000 1.0% $1,950 $0
$250,000 - $400,000 $150,000 1.5% $2,250 $475
$400,000 - $600,000 $200,000 2.0% $4,000 $4,000
Total LTT
Non 1st Time Buyer 1st Time Buyer
$8,475 $4,457

The Hamilton Real Estate Board

The Realtors Association of Hamilton-Burlington was founded in 1921 and has over 2,900 licensed real estate brokers across Hamilton and Burlington area. It is the 3rd largest real estate board in Ontario and 8th largest in Canada.

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Hamilton City Guide

Located between the cities of Niagara Falls and Toronto, Hamilton is one of Ontario’s major Great Lakes port cities. Hamilton is a highly industrialized region at the west end of Lake Ontario and is one of the country’s largest producers of steel. The city is home to McMaster University which is ranked 4th in Canada and is well-known for its medical school. Since 1981, the metropolitan area has been listed 9th largest in Canada in 3rd largest in Ontario.

Living in Hamilton


Hamilton has the third largest immigrant population in Canada with 20 per cent of 536,917 residents born in other countries, following Toronto and Vancouver at 49% and 39%, respectively.

The majority of immigrants presiding in Hamilton are from Italy, Poland, India, Portugal and the Philippines. In February of 2014, the city council declared Hamilton a sanctuary, offering municipal services to undocumented immigrants at risk of deportation.


The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board governs 103 schools across the city with approximately 50,000 students.

Elementary School Name Fraser Rating (out of 10.0)
Islamic School of Hamilton 10.0
Mountview 8.2
Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha 8.1
St Lawrence's 8.1
Corpus Christi 7.9
Secondary School Name Fraser Rating (out of 10.0)
Westmount 7.5
Ancaster 7.1
Orchard Park 6.9
Waterdown 6.7
Westdale 6.6


Hamilton’s most notable mall is Cadillac Fairview Lime Ridge; with over 180 of the most recognizable brands, CF Lime Ridge is conveniently located on the Hamilton mountain with direct access to the Lincoln Alexander Parkway and HSR service. Other notable indoor shopping malls in Hamilton include Eastgate Square and Lloyd D. Jackson Square.

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Some notable parks in Hamilton include African Lion Safari, Bayfront Park, Bruce Trail, Dundas Valley Conservation Area, Gage Park, Pier 4 Park, Royal Botanical Gardens, and Westfield Heritage Centre.


The Tiger-Cats is Hamilton’s professional CFL football team. They currently play at The Tim Hortons Field and have won 8 Grey Cups since inception in 1950. They were founded in 1950 with the merger of the Hamilton Tigers and the Hamilton Wildcats. There are currently no Canadian teams that compete in the NFL.

Hamilton Airbnb Regulations

There are currently no regulations in place for short-term rental platforms like Airbnb in the city of Hamilton.

Hamilton Infrastructure

Public Transportation

Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) is the main transit system in the region, operating buses throughout the city.

The majority of streets in Hamilton are serviced by HSR buses which typically run from early morning until 12AM at night, 7 days a week. A limited service is available for high traffic routes past 12AM at night. A one-way fare on the Hamilton Street Railway is $3.00 for adults and for children. A monthly pass can be purchased for $101.20 a month for adults and $83.60 for children. Similar to the GTA, PRESTO pass users are given a discount on one-way fares and monthly passes.


Hamilton is serviced by John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) which is located 11km southwest of Downtown Hamilton. It is currently Canada’s fastest growing airport with an 80% jump in passenger traffic over 2016. In 2017, 599,146 passengers flew out of Munro compared to 333,368 in the previous year. The airport has daily scheduled flights to major cities in Canada, Mexico, and Cuba. The most popular route flown out of YHM is to Montreal’s Trudeau International Airport serviced by Air Canada Express.


The biggest taxi company that operates in Hamilton is Hamilton Cab – their white cars are a common site on Hamilton streets and throughout the downtown. However, hailing cabs directly can be a challenge, so it’s recommended to book a car in advance.

Uber launched in the city in 2015 along with other cities in southern Ontario like London, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Guelph. Currently, Hamilton offers only one option of service: UberX. It has quickly become a preferred choice of transportation as it is cost effective and easy to use


The main artery highway of Hamilton is the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) which brings traffic to and from Toronto and US border/Niagara Falls. Other notable in reach of Hamilton include Highway 403, 2, 6, 7, and 20.


There are currently 7 hospitals in the city of Hamilton. Some notable hospitals include: Hamilton General, Juravinski, West Lincoln Memorial, McMaster University Medical Centre, McMaster’s Children’s, St. Peter’s, and King West Hospital

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