Other resources: Housing (landlord/tenant)

Tenant resources

  • The Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)
    Defends Ontario’s low-income renters, co-op members and the homeless. Much of ACTO’s advocacy involves test-case litigation, lobbying the government and developing housing policy.
  • The Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations (FMTA)
    Runs a hotline for tenant issues. They also publish information brochures, including the Tenant Survival Manual, and have a tenant outreach program.
  • Human Rights Legal Support
    The Human Rights Legal Support Centre offers free legal services to people throughout Ontario who believe their human rights under the Code have been violated and who want to file an application to the Tribunal. The Centre’s services range from legal advice and assistance in filing an application, to representation at mediations and hearings before the Tribunal.
  • Your Legal Rights: Housing Law
    Read about eviction, rental agreements, maintenance and more. From Your Legal Rights.

Resources for tenants and landlords

  • Administrative Justice Support Network
    The Administrative Justice Support Network mission is to support people to feel competent and confident to proceed with an appeal before an administrative board or tribunal whether or not they have legal representation.
  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
    Ensures availability, accessibility and choice of housing funding to Canadians. The key Canadian source of reliable and objective housing information.
  • Landlord and Tenant Board
    Resolves disputes between landlords and tenants and provides information about the The Residential Tenancies Act and rights and obligations under the Act. Requests can be made to review an order under certain conditions.
  • Landlord Self-Help Centre
    Landlord's Self-Help Centre is a non-profit community legal clinic which supports Ontario's small-scale landlord community exclusively.
  • Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)
    The Commission is an agency established to administer Ontario's Human Rights Code, which protects people against discrimination in employment, accomodation, goods, services and and facilities, and membership in vocational association and trade unions.