Most of the 350 buildings TCHC either owns or manages are between 40 and 50 years old. Is Toronto public housing susceptible to a fire like the one that ravaged Twin Parks?
Effective July 1, 2017, landlords in Toronto are expected to register with the city for the units they rent out, and pay a $10.60 annual fee for each unit. Landlords are also subject to do cleaning, maintenance and implementing security protocols, and must regularly conduct pest inspections. The bylaws will affect over 3,500 buildings across the city.
ACORN is working to get 50,000 people to sign a petition calling for rent control for all tenants.
The new rules will regulate everything from rental property licensing and pest control to complaints tracking.