Bathroom Renovation Cost Toronto

A Detailed Guide to Bathroom Renovation Cost in Toronto

In Canada, bathroom renovations are usually on top of most homeowner’s home improvement list. Bearing in mind the project is never cheap (costs between $7,785 and $19,338), you want to get everything right the first time. The last thing you want is to overstretch your finances to the extent of cutting corners towards the end. Understanding how much each part of a bathroom renovation will cost will help with budgeting.  

Bathtub installation

The installation of a bathtub will cost you between $1,179 and $2,490. It all depends on the type of bathtub you plan on installing and the contractor you will be working with. With that being said, you need to decide early enough if you will be installing a new bathtub or not. This is because the decision to install a bathtub will increase the overall cost of a bathroom renovation significantly. 

When installing a new bathtub, the cost can be broken down into three: cost of materials, labour cost, and cost of removal & disposal. A new bathtub will cost you $525 to $1,130. Cost of labour varies depending on the contractor you are using. The labour cost will range from $65 to $ 393. While the cost of installing a new bathtub might be high, the return on your investment will be priceless. 

Countertop installation

The installation of a countertop will cost you between $203 and $1,546. Whether you need a brand-new vanity or simply need to replace the old countertops, there are dozens of countertop materials to pick from. The cost varies significantly depending on the material. For new countertops, you can expect to spend between $200 and $1,546. The materials for the same project will cost you $131 to $1,310. Removal and labour costs are usually inexpensive for this type of bathroom project. Labour costs will range from $ 65 to $196. The cost of removal will range from $6 to $39. 


Are you installing new floors or simply need to replace the old ones? Like with the countertops, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to the flooring options. The market is filled with an excess of affordable flooring options. The cost of the materials will range from $458 and $851. Depending on the materials you choose, you may end up being charged for removal. The cost of removal ranges from $39 to $786. It all depends on the type of materials that need to be removed. 

Even though cutting cost is a top priority for you, it is important to keep in mind that the bathroom is prone to high humidity. This means the materials you select have to be water-resistant. In addition to that, you have to make sure the installation is done by a professional installer to prevent water problems. That way, you will be guaranteed a beautiful finish that also protects the inner layers from moisture damage. 


Bathroom lighting will cost you $268 to $458. If you are searching for an inexpensive way to transform the look and feel of your bathroom, lighting might just be the best way to go. Updating the existing lights or adding decorative lights will give your bathroom a facelift almost instantly. 

With a lighting project, labour is usually the most expensive part of the project. This is unless you are going for statement fixtures that cost a lot more. While you may want to save some money by installing the lights on your own, it is not the best way to go. The electrical work is complex, and the last thing you want is to make a mistake that leads to electrocution or a fire event. Apart from replacing lightbulbs, you should always leave the work to licensed electricians. 

Shower installation

One of the biggest decisions you will have to make in a bathroom renovation is choosing the design of your new shower. You will have to choose between custom and prefabricated, sliding or pivot doors, plastic or glass and so on. When making your choice, several factors will affect your choice. The two main factors are the costs and the look of the shower. A shower installation will cost you between $956 and $1,310. The cost of materials required for the installation ranges from $300 to $1,000. 

The cost of labour will depend on how complex the project is as well as the contractor you are working with. You can pay as little as $400 in labour costs for a shower installation or as much as $5,000. If your budget allows, do not be afraid of investing in a luxurious shower. This is because the shower is the part of your bathroom you use every day, and if you plan on selling your home soon, a luxurious shower will be a huge draw for home buyers.  

Sink installation

The cost of installing a bathroom sink ranges from $415 to $695. If you opt for a double vanity, the cost is most likely to go further up. The cost of materials will be between $100 and $200. The labour cost will range from $300 and $350. Unless you are an experienced plumber, it is always good to leave the installation work to a plumber. 

Toilet installation 

Unless you plan on keeping your old toilet, you can expect to spend between $602 and $1,271 installing a new toilet. A new toilet will cost $130 to $655, depending on the design, features and brand. The labour cost will fall between $150 and $457. If your old toilet is in perfect condition, you can simply reposition it and only pay the installation costs.  With this understanding of the costs associated with a bathroom project, it will be easy for you to budget and cut costs where possible. All in all, to get the best outcomes and avoid repeat work a short while down the road, it is always wise to work with an experienced contractor. Find a contractor that offers a full service to avoid juggling professionals from multiple firms.