April 3, 2017
City councillors Josh Matlow and Ana Bailao are calling for ‘real reforms’ on rent control at Queen’s Park. They chaired a joint meeting of the affordable housing committee and the tenant issues committee at city hall Monday. (Grant Linton/CBC)
Renting in Toronto has become increasingly challenging for tenants who often face dramatic rent increases unexpectedly.
Councillors Ana Bailao and Josh Matlow, the chair of the city’s Tenant Issues Committee, say the province needs to change the law in order to maintain housing affordability and improve the city’s supply of rental housing. Acknowledging the complexity of the issue, Bailao notes the importance of maintaining reasonable rental prices for tenants while also allowing for a market which continues to encourage development.