Item - 2018.EX32.20

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on March 26, 2018 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by the Executive Committee on March 19, 2018 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on March 26, 2018.
  • See also TD7.5

EX32.20 - Request for Expansion of Open Data Information to include Applications for Above the Guideline Rent Increases

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on March 26 and 27, 2018, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council request the Minister of the Attorney General, the Executive Chair of Social Justice Tribunals Ontario, and the Associate Chair of the Landlord and Tenant Board to expand the type of information available on Open Data to include a dataset on applications for a rent increase above the guideline, including the fields:

 

-  Building address

 

-  Number of affected units in the building

 

-  Total rent for the building

 

-  Type of application (i.e., capital expenditure, municipal taxes, security)


-  For Above the Guideline Rent Increases related to capital expenditures:

 

-  Estimated expenditures

-  Useful life

-  Year of rent reduction

 

-  Above the Guideline Rent Increase Claim (percent)

 

-  Awarded Above the Guideline Rent Increase (percent)

 

2.  City Council reaffirm its request to the Province of Ontario to amend section 126 of the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, to:

 

a.  eliminate a Landlord's ability to levy an Above the Guideline Rent Increase for costs prescribed in subsection (1)1 relating to municipal taxes and charges;

 

b.  eliminate eligibility of capital expenditures for the purpose of an Above the Guideline Rent Increase under the categories prescribed in subsection (7) a, b and c that constitute general repair and maintenance of the property;

 

c.  add new subsection requiring Landlords to save 10 percent of rental income for a maintenance account to be accessed for capital expenditures related to the categories prescribed subsection (7) a, b and c; and

 

d.  provide that no rent increases be permitted related to the enactment of Parts 2. a. and b. above.

Background Information (Committee)

(February 9, 2018) Letter from the Tenant Issues Committee on Request for Expansion of Open Data Information to include Applications for Above the Guideline Rent Increases
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-112782.pdf
(February 9, 2018) Letter from Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 22, St. Paul's on Expansion of Open Data Information to include Applications for Above the Guideline Rent Increases
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-112779.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Mar-26-2018 10:23 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX32.20 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 38 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Sarah Doucette, Jim Karygiannis, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Anthony Perruzza

EX32.20 - Request for Expansion of Open Data Information to include Applications for Above the Guideline Rent Increases

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the Minister of the Attorney General, the Executive Chair of Social Justice Tribunals Ontario, and the Associate Chair of the Landlord and Tenant Board to expand the type of information available on Open Data to include a dataset on applications for a rent increase above the guideline, including the fields:

 

-  Building address

 

-  Number of affected units in the building

 

-  Total rent for the building

 

-  Type of application (i.e., capital expenditure, municipal taxes, security)


-  For Above the Guideline Rent Increases related to capital expenditures:

-  Estimated expenditures

-  Useful life

-  Year of rent reduction

 

-  Above the Guideline Rent Increase Claim (percent)

 

-  Awarded Above the Guideline Rent Increase (percent)

 

2.  City Council reaffirm its request to the Province of Ontario to amend section 126 of the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, to:

 

a.  eliminate a Landlord's ability to levy an Above the Guideline Rent Increase for costs prescribed in subsection (1)1 relating to municipal taxes and charges;

 

b.  eliminate eligibility of capital expenditures for the purpose of an Above the Guideline Rent Increase under the categories prescribed in subsection (7) a, b and c that constitute general repair and maintenance of the property;

 

c.  add new subsection requiring Landlords to save 10 percent of rental income for a maintenance account to be accessed for capital expenditures related to the categories prescribed subsection (7) a, b and c; and

 

d.  provide that no rent increases be permitted related to the enactment of Recommendation 2. a. and b. above.

Origin

(February 9, 2018) Letter from the Tenant Issues Committee

Summary

The Tenant Issues Committee on February 9, 2018 considered the letter from Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 22, St. Paul's on Expansion of Open Data Information to include Applications for Above the Guideline Rent Increases.

Background Information

(February 9, 2018) Letter from the Tenant Issues Committee on Request for Expansion of Open Data Information to include Applications for Above the Guideline Rent Increases
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-112782.pdf
(February 9, 2018) Letter from Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 22, St. Paul's on Expansion of Open Data Information to include Applications for Above the Guideline Rent Increases
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-112779.pdf

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council