Owning a home in Canada often means owning a basement. The common Canadian basement serves many purposes. It’s often where the mighty furnace lives and where the washing machine and dryer perform their magic. Many of us have fond memories of a “rec room” where where we played unchaparoned, and took our first steps towards independence.

Sometimes the basement is a dark, scary place filled with imaginary spiders and alligators. And then there are those basements that are just the opposite and have been renovated, to spectacular results.

Whether you’re thinking of a full cosmetic renovation, or are in need of more fundamental, structural help, it’s good to know what average prices are in your region. This is why we pulled together basement renovation price data we received from thousands of HomeStars reviewers over the past three years, and averaged out the cost in major Canadian cities where we had enough meaningful information.

Alberta $29,627

Calgary

$32,798

Edmonton

$18,228
British Columbia $20,410

Langley

$23,556

Vancouver

$16,048
Manitoba $16,877

Winnipeg

$16,877
Nova Scotia $9,375

Halifax

$9,375
Ontario $25,017

Ajax

$24,913

Aurora

$32,334

Barrie

$20,673

Brampton

$25,706

Brockville

$17,600

Burlington

$17,876

Caledon

$13,975

Cambridge

$14,561

Clarence-Rockland

$11,165

Gravenhurst

$27,000

Guelph

$20,210

Halton Hills

$20,311

Hamilton

$25,225

Kawartha Lakes

$30,000

Kitchener

$20,300

London

$21,509

Markham

$17,391

Milton

$18,273

Mississauga

$23,063

Newmarket

$20,443

Niagara Falls

$37,500

Oakville

$32,034

Orillia

$26,100

Oshawa

$21,825

Ottawa

$19,631

Pickering

$19,670

Richmond Hill

$31,703

St. Catharines

$18,663

Stratford

$10,500

Taunton

$25,148

Toronto

$27,259

Vaughan

$27,272

Waterloo

$14,560

Whitby

$33,141
Saskatchewan $19,577

Regina

$15,497

Saskatoon

$23,657

No matter what function your basement serves, it remains the foundation of your home, and is vitally important to the long-term integrity of your building.

About Our Methodology:

Included in the average price results found above are only provinces and cities that have provided enough price data points to draw meaningful conclusions. This information does not represent pricing based on any specific contractor or job. Home Renovation pricing is based upon complexity of the job required and as such, this information is for directional purposes only.

 

Posted by Leslie Andrachuk