Airbnb draining 6,500 homes from Toronto housing market, group says in new report

Fairbnb group says returning "even a fraction" to the market would help families seeking homes.

Posted:
January 10, 2019
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

On the Radar: No more rent control for new apartments

The provincial government is allowing landlords of new apartments to raise the rent by any amount. This month's On the Radar explains which units are affected by this change, and what it means for tenants.

Posted:
January 07, 2019
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Seminar for Quinte Region landlords concerned with homelessness

When someone stops paying rent, eviction is often the only tool landlords are aware of. "But evictions don't always go as planned and can be a long, expensive process."

Posted:
December 14, 2018
Article source:
Quinte News

TVO's The Agenda panel: Landlords, Tenants, and Housing

One of the few growth areas on the supply side of the rental equation has been small landlords. The Agenda discusses this segment of the rental equation.

Posted:
December 12, 2018
Article source:
TVO.org

This Parkdale legal clinic has helped tenants fight landlords for nearly 50 years. Now it's the one being evicted

The clinic has been served with a termination notice by landlord Martin Usher ordering it to vacate the office space it has rented for 18 years by Jan. 1, 2019. 

Posted:
December 07, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

New or updated resources now available from CLEO

The resources are on topics in these areas of law: consumer, housing, and employment, with ESL activity kits on employment law also available.

Posted:
December 04, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Rental vacancy rate dips to 2.4% across Canada, CMHC says

The average monthly rental cost was $987 this year, a figure that rose by 3.4 per cent from 2017, CMHC says.

Posted:
November 28, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Five Ideas to Ease the Big City Housing Crisis

From building more affordable housing to giving youth a voice, Toronto advocates on a panel at the Wellesley Institute offer solutions during National Housing Week.

Posted:
November 27, 2018
Article source:
The Tyee

Ontario's fiscal update projects deficit at $14.5 billion as province slashes watchdogs, creates tax-cut

The government is also eliminating rent control on new rental units to increase housing supply across the province, but says rent control will remain in place for current tenants.

Posted:
November 15, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Two Big Ideas to Address Toronto's Housing Crisis Now

The city could make serious progress by using surplus land, with the help of real estate tax revenues.

Posted:
November 15, 2018
Article source:
The Tyee