Ward 22 has the highest percentage of tenants in Toronto. I am committed to working closely with tenants and the provincial government to restore real rent control to curb spiralling apartment rates.
I also understand that the relationship between a tenant and a landlord can often be difficult and confusing. If you rent an apartment or house you have special rights and responsibilities that are governed by City of Toronto by-laws and provincial legislation. Tenants have the right to live in a clean, well-maintained building and not be subjected to rent increases above the provincially mandated increase without reasonable justification, or eviction without a fair hearing at the Landlord and Tenant Board.
The following contact information is for various organizations and agencies that are able to assist you with information, advice and support if you encounter any issues related to your tenancy. As always, please feel free to contact my office for help with any issue related to yourapartment or rental agreement.
City of Toronto Municipal Licensing and Standards: 311 (toronto.ca/311)
Federation of Metro Toronto Tenants’ Associations: (416) 921-9494
Ontario Tenants Rights
Housing Connections (TCHC): (416) 981-6111
Toronto Rent Bank: (416) 924-2543
Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board: (416) 645-8080
As Chair of the Tenants Issues Committee, I am very pleased to report that my colleagues supported our new Tenant Protection by-law to provide much needed protection for Toronto renters. The provisions in the by-law will be in force by July of this year. This success was the result of years of hard work with local tenant [...]