Councillor Josh Matlow

Local Tenant Resources

Local Tenant Resources2018-08-01T20:24:12+00:00

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Knowing your rights as a tenant and how to protect them can be a challenging process. Various aspects of being a tenant and your relationship with your landlord are governed by different levels of government. I hope you find the list of community resources below helpful

ACE (Advocacy Centre for the Elderly)

ACE (Advocacy Centre for the Elderly)

Supports senior tenants with issues related to their apartment, tenancy agreement, and mobility
http://www.advocacycentreelderly.org/index.php 
(416)-598-2656

ACTO (Advoacy Centre Tenants Ontario)

ACTO (Advoacy Centre Tenants Ontario)

CERA (Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation)

CERA (Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation)

Provides support for individuals who have been subject to discriminatory tenant selection practices due to age, disability, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or other
http://www.equalityrights.org/cera/
(416)-944-0087

CLASP (Community & Legal Aid Services Program)

CLASP (Community & Legal Aid Services Program)

  • Provides free legal and social work services to low-income residents of Toronto through holistic supports
  • Offers representation at a court and/or tribunal as well as legal advice in four areas of clinic law: administrative law, criminal law, family law and immigration law
  • Offers application/referral support, brief supportive counselling and hearing/court support

https://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/community-clinics/welcome-community-legal-aid-services-programme-clasp/ 
(416)-736-5029

FMTA (Federation of Metro Tenants' Association

FMTA (Federation of Metro Tenants' Association

  • Provides information, workshops, and outreach and organizing services for tenants
  • Focused on assisting tenants in disputing Above Guideline Rent Increases (AGI), and also helps fight demolitions or conversions, provides general workshops on tenants’ rights, as well as useful referrals

https://www.torontotenants.org/ 
(416)-921-9494

Flemingdon Community Legal Services

Flemingdon Community Legal Services

  • Provides free legal services in five areas of clinic law: summary intake, legal representation, community development, law reform, and public legal education
  • Provides support at Landlord and Tenant Boardhttp://flemingdonlegal.org/ 
    (416)-645-8080

LTB (Landlord and Tenant Board)

LTB (Landlord and Tenant Board)

Provides information about the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) and resolves disputes between most residential landlords and tenants
http://www.sjto.gov.on.ca/ltb/
(416)-645-8080

Law Society Referral Services

Law Society Referral Services

Offers an online service for residents of Ontario for referrals to lawyers or paralegals who will provide a free, up to 30 minute consultation either by phone or in-person
https://lsrs.lsuc.on.ca/lsrs/

Legal Aid Ontario

Legal Aid Ontario

Point of contact to find legal representation for Landlord and Tenant Board hearings
https://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/
(1-800)-668-8258

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