Ontario Government Expands Rent Control to All Private Rental Units

The Rental Fairness Act, 2017, expands rent control to all private rental units, including those occupied on or after November 1, 1991.

Posted:
May 18, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

Support Ontario's Rental Fairness Act

ACTO wants you to urge the provincial government to keep its promise and make rental housing fairer and more affordable for Ontarians.

Posted:
May 15, 2017
Article source:
Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)

Why this activist says proposed new rental rules are far from 'a done deal'

ACTO lawyer Dania Majid worries the province "may cave" to landlord lobby groups, who argue expanding rent control to all buildings will kill any new purpose-built rental projects.

Posted:
May 11, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

May 15: Know Where We Stand 2.0: Navigating City Spaces - Free Professional Development [Scarborough]

When: Monday, May 15, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET

Where: Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive, Toronto M1P 4N6

This is a free PD workshop for youth workers, frontline service providers, and those who support youth residents to learn more about the issues that arise from agent of landlord agreements.

Posted:
May 11, 2017
Article source:
OJEN-ROEJ Ontario Justice Education Network Réseau ontarien d'éducation juridique

Many ways to help tenants

The PLE Learning Exchange Ontario presents a sampling of current Connecting Communities legal information training projects that deal with housing law.

Posted:
May 09, 2017
Article source:
PLE Learning Exchange Ontario

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 5 May 2017

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

Posted:
May 05, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

May 16: Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

When: Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Where: Barbara Frum branch, 20 Covington Road, Toronto M6A 3C1     

Topics include: Finding the right tenant or landlord, the content of the lease/rental agreement, security and maintenance, privacy, rules of changing the lock, and more. 

Posted:
May 02, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

Parkdale tenants kick off 'rent strike' to demand repairs, end to rent hikes

About 200 tenants of buildings run by MetCap are expected to withhold close to $250,000 in monthly payments, says Vic Natola, a community legal worker with Parkdale Community Legal Services.

Posted:
May 01, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Landlords who evict tenants for their own use will have to offer compensation, proposed legislation says

Under the new legislation, landlords would have to give tenants a new unit or compensate them with one month's rent.

Posted:
May 01, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Ontario Budget 2017: ISAC response and analysis

ISAC says Ontario's 2017 Budget does very little to address the deep poverty experienced by people relying on support from Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).

Posted:
April 28, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)