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Comparing insurance quotes from Toronto insurance brokers: what you need to know.

An insurance broker is licensed to sell insurance and can work independently or for an insurance brokerage.

Working with a broker is different than buying a policy from an agent. Brokers can show you products from multiple insurance companies. Agents can only offer products from the company that employs them.

Like an agent, a broker can help you sort out your insurance needs, help you choose a policy, and secure a contract. In exchange, brokers earn a commission. However, licensed brokers are professionally obligated to prioritize the customer’s needs. Brokers work for the consumer, not the insurance company. In fact, brokers don’t sell insurance — they act as the middleman between the consumer and the insurance provider, and they cannot favour an insurance company over another.

Using an insurance broker is a great way to shop the insurance market. Comparing the products from multiple insurance companies is recommended to ensure you get the best value for the premiums you’ll eventually pay.

Sometimes, brokers can even negotiate on your behalf. The prices of insurance products are mostly fixed, but occasionally, brokers can leverage their relationships with insurers to help you access discounts or even a lower rate.

LowestRates.ca includes brokerages in our digital marketplace.

That means you can compare insurance rates from brokers alongside quotes from insurance companies.

While insurance brokers may not have relationships with all providers in the Canadian insurance market, we can compare 50+ insurance providers for you in less than three minutes, any time, any day. No appointment necessary.

Keep reading to explore the benefits of using an insurance broker, how to connect with a broker through LowestRates.ca, and how to find one in your area.

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What our users say:

April 22
Your agent Nathan was amazing and so…
Your agent Nathan was amazing and so helpful.
Alecia O'Brien
April 20
They took some basic information and…
They took some basic information and had me connected to a broker within minutes...
Jennifer Maybue
April 19
Prompt response
Prompt response. Good info to make a decision. Helpfull that info was sent to ...
Margaret Bird
April 19
Sean was easy to talk too and very…
Sean was easy to talk too and very informative.
Angela
April 19
Good job
The staff was helpful and knew what were doing.
Franziska Pedersen
April 18
Francesco he is a very helpful…
Francesco he is a very helpful gentleman, and I’m happy with the discounts tha...
ANTONIO NUNES
April 18
I was connected with Ryan
I was connected with Ryan, who was patient in listening to my car insurance frus...
Betty Weintraub
April 17
Good pricing
Pleasant broker and helpful
Phyllis
April 17
filled out form online less than 5mins…
filled out form online less than 5mins called right away and setup call with bro...
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April 17
It was very nice talking to you,I got…
It was very nice talking to you,I got more information about renewing my mortgag...
Bujar Xhemollari
April 16
The Agent was very kind and helpful!
The Agent was very kind and helpful!
Istvan Kiraly
April 16
Great customer care she is good 👍
Great customer care she is good 👍
Anthony Odia
April 15
Simple and clear!!
Fast response ! Friendly knowledgeable staff!
Kent Fewer
April 15
great rep provided all the information…
great rep provided all the information I needed to make an informed choice
KAREN FOBERT
April 12
After I got the quotes somebody…
After I got the quotes somebody followed up with me and put me trough with an ag...
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See how our customers in Toronto save big on auto insurance.

CustomerLocationVehicleLowest rateAverage rateSaved
Quote from April 23, 2024
Customer
Male, 29 years old
Location
toronto
Vehicle
2011 MERCEDES-BENZ B200 5DR
Lowest Rate
$289/mth
$3,467/yr
Average Rate
$424/mth
$5,088/yr
Saved
$135/mth
31.86%
Quote from April 23, 2024
Customer
Male, 38 years old
Location
toronto
Vehicle
2024 HONDA HR-V LX-B 4DR 2WD
Lowest Rate
$347/mth
$4,167/yr
Average Rate
$490/mth
$5,875/yr
Saved
$142/mth
29.07%
Quote from April 23, 2024
Customer
Male, 26 years old
Location
toronto
Vehicle
2020 BMW X3 30I 4DR AWD
Lowest Rate
$559/mth
$6,704/yr
Average Rate
$786/mth
$9,432/yr
Saved
$227/mth
28.92%

Auto insurance quotes are compared from CAA, Coachman Insurance Company, Economical Insurance, Gore Mutual, Onlia Insurance, Pafco, Pembridge, SGI, Travelers, Zenith Insurance Company

What you need to know about insurance brokers in Toronto

Should you use an insurance broker?

There are many benefits to using an insurance broker. Here are some of the biggest ones.

  • Brokers can compare many insurance companies at once. If you need help determining which insurance company can offer you the best value, an insurance broker will show you more options than an agent. The difference between a broker and an agent is that a broker works with multiple insurance companies. By contrast, an insurance agent works for just one.

  • Brokers can help you get a lower rate. Brokers can even negotiate the best rates for you in some cases. Because brokers have relationships with multiple insurance providers, they can sometimes negotiate rates and group discounts.

  • Brokers work for you, not the insurance companies. They don't sell insurance; they broker deals between customers and insurance companies. Brokers can provide impartial advice on your coverage needs, helping you avoid paying extra for features or products you won't use. They can also advise you if you're contemplating filing a claim and help you appeal a denied claim. Even though they earn a commission from the provider, they can only make suggestions based on what's best for you.

  • They can help your claims get paid out sooner. Working with an insurance broker can make the process smoother if you ever need to file a claim (which we hope you won't).

  • They are knowledgeable about the insurance market at large. Insurance agents are dedicated to a single insurance company and are often limited in what products and advice they can offer. Brokers usually have broader knowledge about the insurance market.

  • They are also specialists. Some brokers specialize in one type of insurance. Specialized brokers will be knowledgeable in the kind of insurance policy you're looking for and may be able to provide insight that an insurance agent, or even a general brokerage, may not have. The downside of going with a specialized brokerage is that you may have to look elsewhere once you require a different type of insurance. Many brokerages will strike a balance by specializing in a handful of insurance types, such as auto, home and business.

In short, LowestRates.ca can connect you to brokers who have extensive industry knowledge and can advise you on what you may (or may not) need. Brokers often prove their value when you're in the thick of selecting an insurance policy or filing a claim.

How are insurance brokers licensed in Toronto?

All insurance brokers in Canada must achieve a base-level provincial license before they can sell insurance in their province.

They also have the option to pursue further certifications and professional development.

Insurance brokers are regulated by the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada, a self-regulatory organization with a provincial branch for each province. Each branch oversees the licensing process for insurance brokers working in their territory. Toronto insurance brokers belong to the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario.

Top insurance brokerages in Toronto

Torontonians have plenty of options for insurance brokers. Below are some of the city’s best-rated ones. We selected them based on whether they received a meaningful number of reviews on Google and were awarded an average of at least four out of five stars.*

BrokerageProductsAddressPhone
BrokerLink
Products
Auto, home, condo, tenant, landlord, business, commercial
Address
700 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5G 1X6
Phone
+1-416-368-6511
HUB International
Products
Auto, home, group, business, commercial
Address
595 Bay St. Suite 900, Toronto, ON M5G 2E3
Phone
+1-416-597-0008
InsuranceHotline.com
Products
Auto, home, condo, tenant
Address
225 King St W Suite 1000, Toronto, ON M5V 3M2
Phone
+1-855-821-7312
Leibel Insurance Group
Products
Auto, home, condo, tenant
Address
401 Bay St. Suite #1600, Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4
Phone
+1-416-238-8338
LowestRates.ca
Products
Auto, home, condo, tenant, landlord, boat, rideshare, commercial, life
Address
110 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5C 1T4
Phone
+1-888-401-4697
RATESDOTCA
Products
Auto, home, condo, tenant
Address
225 King St W Suite 1000, Toronto, ON M5V 3M2
Phone
+1-844-726-0907
RH Insurance Inc.
Products
Auto, home, condo, tenant, landlord, boat, builders' risk
Address
20 Queen St W Suite 1101, Toronto, ON M5H 3R3
Phone
+1-888-616-1868
Square One Insurance
Products
Home, condo, tenant, landlord
Address
1 Dundas St W #2500, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z3
Phone
+1-647-749-6933
Westland Insurance
Products
Auto, home, condo, tenant, travel, business, pet, group
Address
333 Bay St. Suite 740, Toronto, ON M5H 2R2
Phone
+1-416-306-6000

*As of Sep. 2023

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Is LowestRates.ca an insurance broker?

LowestRates.ca is not an insurance broker, but we can connect you with insurance brokers. LowestRates.ca is a free rate comparison tool that allows users to compare a wide range of financial products, including auto and home insurance. Consumers can compare offers from more than 50 insurance providers, credit cards, mortgages and loans.

Can I connect with a Toronto auto insurance broker on LowestRates.ca?

Yes. LowestRates.ca is here to help if you're looking for an auto insurance broker. Comparing auto insurance quotes on our site is easy, simple, fast and secure. By providing information about yourself, your vehicle and your driving habits, you can choose between the best rates offered by our partners. These offers come from a mix of direct writers and insurance brokers. A direct writer is an insurance company that only issues insurance policies from one company and usually only has an online presence. Whereas a brokerage can choose from several insurance companies when securing your policy, an insurance agent can sell you a policy from one company only — the one they work for.

Can LowestRates.ca connect me with a Toronto home insurance broker?

Yes, you can! Our customers can also obtain a home insurance quote on LowestRates.ca by filling out some simple information about their home and its occupants. Similar to getting an auto insurance quote, we will show you the best offers from our partners derived from a mix of insurance companies and insurance brokers.

How do I work with a Toronto insurance broker?

LowestRates.ca automatically shows you the best offers from companies in your area. Some brokerages operate in one central hub, whereas others operate in several locations. LowestRates.ca works with numerous insurance brokers in Toronto, the Greater Toronto Area, and several direct writers.

We offer a wide range of insurance coverage options through our partners in Toronto, including auto insurance, home insurance, renters or condo insurance, commercial insurance, etc. Compare rates from our partners in Toronto by completing a quote at LowestRates.ca.

What other kinds of insurance can I get with LowestRates.ca?

LowestRates.ca compares a wide range of insurance products, from standard products like home and life insurance to more unique offerings like pet insurance.

Here's a complete list of the insurance products you can compare on LowestRates.ca:

I'm an insurance broker in Toronto. How do I work with LowestRates.ca?

If you're interested in working with us, that's awesome! We're always eager to meet potential partners and are excited to get to know you better. To get in touch with us, navigate to the Contact Us section, which you can find at the bottom of the site. After entering your name and email, select "Becoming a Partner" from the Topic dropdown. Please include a message about who you are and why you're interested in working with LowestRates.ca. One of our sales representatives will contact you shortly.

Alternatively, click this link to learn more about how working with LowestRates.ca can grow your business. We can't wait to meet you!

Alexandra Bosanac

Alexandra Bosanac

About the Author

Alexandra Bosanac is the Core Content Manager for LowestRates.ca. Her reporting has appeared in Canadian Business, the Toronto Star, the National Post, and the CBC.

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* Represents the average saved by shoppers who obtained a Toronto quote on LowestRates.ca and transacted via our contact centre between January and December 2022. The average savings amount represents the difference between the shoppers’ average lowest quoted premium and the average of the second and third lowest quoted premiums generated by LowestRates.ca.