Councillor Josh Matlow

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6 04, 2018

Standing up for Tenants

2018-07-06T20:28:05+00:00Tags: , , |

Rental Market Reality As many of you know, there is a rental housing crisis in Toronto. Vacancy rates have been hovering around 1% in the past year and very few of the limited apartments available are affordable. That’s why I asked City Planning Staff to bring a report on current rental housing market conditions in Toronto. Planning [...]

1 05, 2017

Province Introduces Legislation to End Unlimited Rent Increases in Apartments Built After 1991

2018-07-06T17:54:34+00:00Tags: , , |

The longstanding issues with the province's 1991 rental loophole allowing unlimited increases have recently been exacerbated by landlords taking advantage of Toronto's overheated housing market by doubling rents in some cases. After a long campaign by the Federation of Metro Toronto Tenants Associations, ACORN, ACTO, my office and many others, I want to commend the provincial government for introducing [...]

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