Landlord Licensing Passes City Council

In a stunning victory for tenant advocates, Landlord Licensing has passed City Council.

City Consultations on Landlord Licensing this Month!

Join us at a community meeting to discuss a new program aimed a improving living conditions in rental apartment buildings. Your feedback will be used by the City of Toronto to improve the design of this program.

If you require accommodation to participate, please contact the City of Toronto as soon as possible. 


Tenant Association Profile: River Park Towers Tenant Association

Established by and for residents of 740-758 Kipps Rd in London, ON, the River Park Towers Tenants Association provides tenants with a platform to air common concerns by staying informed and sharing information.

Kensington Market tenants at odds with landlord over rent hike

In an extreme and ugly example of gentrification in Kensington Market, tenants living in 38 Kensington Rd and neighbouring properties are in an ongoing dispute with their landlord, who is attempting to induce tenants to leave their units or to raise their rents by as much as 50%.

Beat the Heat this summer!

Did you know that buildings without air conditioning can get hotter than the air outside, and stay hot longer? Too much heat can lead to serious health problems. Get tips from the City of Toronto on how to keep your home cool this summer.

New rules for landlords sound good to tenant of much-lamented building

In light of the public consultations scheduled on proposed landlord licensing in late August, the Toronto Star revisited 500 Dawes Road. This highly publicized building had the largest number of complaints received by the City’s Municipal Licensing and Standards department.

Facing Eviction? Behind on your Rent? The Rent Bank Can Help

The Toronto Rent Bank provides limited, interest free loans and to seniors, individuals, and families facing imminent eviction for rental arrears. The maximum loan is two months rent. The Rent Bank also provides rental deposit loans to those who require first and/or last month rent to move to more affordable or stable housing.

Tenant Association Profile: Hamilton Tenants Solidarity Network

The Hamilton Tenants Solidarity Network (HTSN) is a grassroots initiative that seeks to link tenants from across Steel City in order to amplify our struggles through solidarity and direct action.