Millennials denied Toronto condo rental due to their age
It's tough enough finding a decent place to rent in Toronto's red-hot housing market, but it's proving even harder for at least two millennials who say they've just been denied a condo rental because of their age. Both the Ontario Human Rights Code and Residential Tenancies Act makes it illegal for landlords to discriminate against prospective tenants based on their age.
They submitted an application which included a strong credit report and posted a combined income from full-time employment that came in slightly under $80,000.
Ryan Young, 23, and Nina Tesan, 22, are trying to move out of their respective parents' homes and start out on their own. Now, they've filed a complaint with Ontario's Human Rights Tribunal.
"It shows how bleak the housing market can be for millennials, as we do not have the level of income necessary to afford a house in the GTA and also seemingly cannot rent due to misguided perceptions that young people are irresponsible or destructive," Young told CBC Toronto.
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