With the Landlord Tenant Board opening up again, and the eviction moratorium lifted, there is serious concern about a wave of evictions hitting the city. I have compiled a list of resources that may be of assistance to you if you are a tenant currently dealing with a threat of eviction, or other tenancy-related issues.
I hope that you find this list helpful, but if you are looking for more assistance and would like to speak to someone from my office, please feel free to call or email anytime.
Landlord and Tenant Board
Find links to commonly asked questions regarding the LTB here.
Local Legal Clinics
- If you are in Davenport north of Bloor, your local legal clinic is likely West Toronto Community Legal Services: https://www.wtcls.org/
- If you are in Davenport south of Bloor, your local legal clinic is likely Parkdale Community Legal Services: https://www.parkdalelegal.org/
Federation of Metro Tenants Associations’ tenant hotline:
- If you need information on your rights as a tenant, you can call the Federation of Metro Tenants Associations’ Tenant Hotline. While they cannot offer advice they can answer specific questions about your rights or options under the law.
- The number is 416-921-9494, and their website is https://www.torontotenants.org/about
Steps to Justice:
- Steps to Justice has pages of legal information that can answer important questions around housing law. These include what to do if you have been unable to pay your rent, how you can respond if your landlord is threatening to evict you or lock you out, what to do if your landlord offers you a repayment agreement, and more. These can be viewed here:
Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario
- The Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO) has a number of in-depth “tip sheets” on a range of topics related to tenants. If you are looking for more in-depth answers, look at the ACTO tip-sheets page, linked here:
- Renovictions TO is a Community-Generated Website and Map tracking AGIs and Renovictions across Toronto. Especially if you live in a larger building, or your landlords is a bigger corporation, this can be a useful resource to learn more about your landlord, and learn about what landlords are doing in your neighbourhood in general. They also rely on community input and information, and so if you have information about a rent-increase or eviction, you can share that with them on their website.