Striking tenants in Parkdale 'aren't intimidated' after landlord issues eviction notices

Cole Webber of Parkdale Community Legal Services, the tenants' legal advocate, accuses the landlord, Nuspor Investments, of raising rents to push the tenants out.

Posted:
February 15, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

How Renting can be Even More Difficult as a Person of Colour

One Mississauga landlord told black men not to inquire about his apartment vacancy, and one prospective landlord asked the applicant, who was black, for a criminal background check.

Posted:
February 14, 2018
Article source:
VICE Toronto

Tenants in Ontario unfairly shouldering landlords' maintenance costs

ACTO Legal Director Kenneth Hale says while tenants' incomes have remained stagnant, rents have soared. The provincial government needs to fix the rules they set for rent increases.

Posted:
February 14, 2018
Article source:
Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 12 February 2018

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

Posted:
February 14, 2018
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Ontario's new standard rental lease will be easier for landlords and tenants

Ontario leases will soon be easier to read and use as a standard lease form and guide book will roll out at the end of April.

Posted:
February 12, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

As 'personal use' evictions appear to spike in Toronto, tenants suspicious of landlord cash grabs

Some landlords want to cash in on the red hot rental market by claiming to need the unit, says tenant advocate Geordie Dent of the Federation of Metro Tenants Associations (FMTA).

Posted:
February 12, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Tenants fighting eviction from Parkdale warehouse find out landlord lacks building permit

A group of entrepreneurs and artists has been scrambling to find new office spaces, only to learn that the property they're being evicted from could sit vacant for a year.

Posted:
February 09, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Ontario's new standard lease could crack down on 'wild west' rental agreements

The Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO) is concerned about one section lurking near the bottom of the form, called "additional terms."

Posted:
February 08, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Government of Ontario Introduces New Standard Lease

Ontario is introducing a new, simple, standard lease that will be mandatory for private residential leases signed on or after April 30, 2018.

Posted:
February 07, 2018
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

Parkdale residents protest 'loophole' allowing landlords to drive up rent

A loophole in Residential Tenancies Act legislation lets landlords pass off the costs of major work onto tenants, says Cole Webber, spokesperson for Parkdale Community Legal Services.

Posted:
February 05, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star