ISAC's Media & Policy News: 23 June 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
June 23, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Delays in implementation of Rental Fairness Act anything but fair, critics say

The law was passed in mid-May and achieved royal assent on May 30, but portions of it have yet to be implemented, a situation affecting tenants all over the city. 

Posted:
June 23, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Do you know the fire code? How Toronto tenant advocates are trying to combat fire safety confusion

The Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations is working on an upcoming fire code overview designed specifically for tenants that it hopes to release on its website in July.

Posted:
June 23, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Toronto tenants left in the dark on fire inspections

After a long struggle to obtain information about a fire inspection in his building, a Toronto tenant is calling for more transparency.

Posted:
June 21, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Toronto to move forward with proposed rules on Airbnb-style rentals

Property owners or tenants hosting short-term rentals will have to register with the city, pay an annual fee and remit a tourist tax at a rate still to be determined.

Posted:
June 20, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

What you need to know about Ontario's rent control changes: Reasonable Doubt

It used to be that anything built since 1991 was exempt from the province's rent control guidelines. Now, that has changed

 
Posted:
June 20, 2017
Article source:
NOW

ISAC's Media & Policy News: Friday 16 June 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
June 16, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

When marijuana is legal, can I grow it (and smoke it) in my condo?

Soon, cannabis will be legal for recreational use. But that doesn't mean you can smoke or grow it wherever you want: Reasonable Doubt

Posted:
June 15, 2017
Article source:
NOW

New and Revised CLEO Publications - June 14, 2017

CLEO announces its new or updated resources. All CLEO resources are provided free of charge.

Posted:
June 14, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Toronto eyes plan to crack down on Airbnb-style rentals

A licensing system would restrict short-term rentals to the host's main residence and require them to register.

Posted:
June 12, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star