Community justice hubs to offer addiction, mental health support under same roof as courts

New community hubs will offer offenders mental health, housing, and addiction supports under the same roof as courts in Toronto, London, Kenora.

Posted:
April 23, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

On the Radar: Standard lease for Ontario landlords and tenants coming this month

Starting April 30, 2018, most residential landlords and tenants in Ontario will have to use the government's new standard lease. This month's On the Radar explains the rules about using it.

Posted:
April 20, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Couple in early 20s denied Toronto condo rental due to their age

The rental agent ended his email with: "You can go ahead and expend your energy in filing a complaint. Good luck." The couple has filed a complaint with the OHRT.

Posted:
April 18, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

A new edition of Fighting an Eviction is now available from CLEO

Updated with the new rules that apply when a landlord claims they want to take over a rental unit for their own use. Also has new information on getting help to pay the rent.

Posted:
April 13, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

April 30: Right to Housing Community Forum

When: Monday, April 30, 2018, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Where: Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Rotunda (rear of building), Toronto, ON M5V 3C6

ACTO presents a discussion of what is needed to fix Ontario's affordable housing crisis and what a rights-based approach to housing should look like.

Posted:
April 05, 2018
Article source:
Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)

Toronto General Hospital removes bars from vent after backlash over displacing homeless people

The bars installed over a grate made it next to impossible to sleep comfortably across the vent. Homeless advocates say it is an all too common example of hostile architecture.

Posted:
April 05, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

A breakdown of anti-poverty measures in budget 2018

The Dignity for All campaign applauds indexing the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) and strengthening the Working Income Tax Benefit (WITB), now called the Canada Workers Benefit (CWB).

Posted:
April 04, 2018
Article source:
Canada Without Poverty

Housing minister aims to curb 'renovictions'

"Renovictions" describes a landlord using rental housing law to push people out for renovations, then rents out the apartments at a much higher price.

Posted:
March 28, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Parkdale tenant strike expected to end after landlord backs down on rent increase

The two-month strike at a highrise was in protest of the landlord's attempts to raise rents by more than double the amount recommended by government.

Posted:
March 27, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Tenants say 'flimsy' law opens door to 'renovictions'

Toronto tenants evicted for renovations were shocked at a legal process that allowed the owner to kick them out and move new people back in — at three times the price.

Posted:
March 26, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star