Learn More: Multi-Tenant Housing Review

In some neighbourhoods, the City licenses multi-tenant houses to ensure that they are safe and well-maintained. The existing licensing regulations for multi-tenant houses in Toronto are inconsistent, as they were not updated after amalgamation.

The proposed regulatory framework has four parts:

1. Enhanced operator licensing requirements to promote health and safety

2. An enforcement and compliance program

3. City-wide zoning standards that permit the use across the City

4. Initiatives to support tenants and maintain affordability of housing

Public consultation on the framework is taking place this month. Staff will be reporting back to the Planning and Housing Committee in mid-2021 with recommended zoning by-law amendments and a new regulatory by-law for multi-tenant houses.

Survey: Open until May 18 at 11:59 p.m. To learn more and share feedback, click here.

Public Information Session: The City is hosting two virtual public information sessions regarding this review. You can register for the May 4 session taking place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., here and the May 11 session from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., here