Item - 2019.MM12.33

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on November 26, 2019 without amendments.

MM12.33 - Protecting Tenants from unfair rent increases in new builds - by Councillor Frances Nunziata, seconded by Councillor Brad Bradford

Decision Type:
5 - York South - Weston

City Council Decision

City Council on November 26 and 27, 2019, adopted the following:


1. City Council request the Province of Ontario to reinstate rules limiting rent increases, as prescribed in Sec. 120 (1) of the Ontario Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, for all new rental units occupied for residential purposes.

1. City Council request the City Manager to report to the January 22, 2020 meeting of the Planning and Housing Committee on requiring that landlords in new developments, where incentives from the City of Toronto have been provided, be prevented from increasing rents by more than the Guideline, as prescribed in Sec. 120 (1) of the Ontario Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, and that no further Requests for Proposals for Housing Now sites be issued until the report is received.

Background Information (City Council)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Introduce Motion without Notice moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Carried)

That Councillor Frances Nunziata be permitted to add to the agenda of today's meeting an urgent Motion without Notice concerning: 


Protecting Tenants from unfair Rent Increases in New Builds


Reason for Urgency:


This Motion is urgent as there are many City initiatives underway to incentivize the development of affordable housing in Toronto.

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Nov-27-2019 5:15 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM12.33 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson
Source: Toronto City Clerk at