Item - 2018.MM38.15

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on March 26, 2018 without amendments.

MM38.15 - Enforcing Rights in the Residential Tenancies Act - by Councillor Mike Layton, seconded by Councillor Ana Bail„o

Decision Type:

City Council Decision

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


1. City Council request the Ontario Minister of Housing to strengthen the language of the Residential Tenancies Act so that tenants who are evicted from their homes due to renovation are able to exercise their right of first refusal as provided for under Section 53 of the Act.

2. City Council request the Province of Ontario to ensure the Landlord and Tenant Board implements the requirements of the Residential Tenancies Act and reinstate tenancies where tenants are evicted due to repairs or renovation where a landlord has acted in bad faith.

Background Information (City Council)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM38.15 be referred to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)
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