As long as they adjusted it for inflation. There was a 10 year period where the going rate was stuck at $1450 and with inflation adjustments it should’ve been around $1750ish. That extra $300 a week makes a difference when you’re saddled with debt and potentially renting in Toronto.
Ultimately I don’t understand the point of this type of speculation. I did not check more than like maybe once every couple weeks. Don’t destroy your brain checking everyday when it makes no difference, if you get in you’ll get in, if not you don’t. The process has been out of your hands since you submitted the last document for your application