Ontarians say The foreign Speculation Tax on housing was a good idea

(Toronto, June 13, 2017) New research about Ontarians’ voting intentions, housing policy sentiment being released today at Housing Summit A large majority of Ontarians, 81%, support the introduction of a 15% Non-Resident Speculation Tax (NRST) on home purchasers who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents, shows new research conducted by Ipsos and commissioned by… Read More

More Than 8-in-10 Ontarians Want to See Home Affordability in Party Platforms in the 2018 Election

(Toronto, June 12, 2017) New research shows a majority agrees that the provincial government needs to encourage more housing supply Ontario political parties should address home affordability in their 2018 election platforms, according to 85% of Ontarians in new research conducted by Ipsos and commissioned by the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA), Ontario Home Builders’ Association… Read More

New Provincial Rental Legislation Already Hurting Ontario Tenants

(Toronto, May 5, 2017) Fears of Unintended Consequences Proven as New Survey from Landlord Association Shows Policies Put 20,000 Planned New Apartments in Jeopardy   The Federation of Rental Housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO) today released the results of a new survey of its members, conducted following the Wynne government’s recent introduction of new rental… Read More

Rental Owners’ Association Reacts to Province’s Rent Control Announcement

(Toronto, April 20, 2017) FRPO President & CEO, Jim Murphy, Available to Media for Comment on Proposed Rental Industry Changes. The Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO) meets today’s announcement by Premier Wynne with concern and, disappointment.  While FRPO shares the government’s interest in protecting Ontario’s renters, today’s decision to make changes to rent… Read More

Survey of Provincial Rental Providers shows changes to rent control legislation will chill housing development

(Toronto, April 18, 2017)  Biggest Rental Housing Providers Polled on Effects of Proposed Legislative Changes; Results Show Changes to Rent Control Puts New Purpose Built Housing Plans at Risk The Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO) today released the results of a recent qualitative survey it conducted with a focus group representing the province’s… Read More

Further Consultation, Not Private Members Bill, Key to Better Rental Housing Policy and Affordability, Says Provincial Organization

(Toronto, March 20, 2017) The Federation of Rental Housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO) believes that today’s announcement of a private member’s bill by NDP MPP Peter Tabuns is premature and, if passed, will weaken the province’s rental housing market, limit consumer choice, chill building renewal initiatives and the development of new purpose-built rental product, and worsen… Read More

FRPO Appoints Jim Murphy as President and CEO

(February 2, 2017) The Federation of Rental Housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Murphy to the position as President and CEO.   We are pleased to have Jim  joining FRPO and working with the Board and our membership to address the issues facing our industry. Prior to joining FRPO… Read More

Statement Regarding Departure

(February 1, 2017) FRPO announces the resignation of Scott Andison as its President and CEO. In his three years at the helm of our organization Scott drove significant change in our industry and delivered many positive accomplishments for our organization. Through a deep knowledge of policy trends and public impacts, and ongoing relationships with industry… Read More

FRPO Congratulates the 2016 FRPO MAC Award Winners

 (December 5, 2016) Thank you to everyone who attended this event held on Thursday, December 1st at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  We are pleased to have set new attendance and submission records. The MAC Awards provide the opportunity for our industry to celebrate innovation, our commitment to quality and everything that goes into promoting… Read More

FRPO President elected as Co-Chair of the Canadian Federation of Apartment Associations (CFAA)

(June 14, 2016) CFAA elects new corporate officers At the Canadian Federation of Apartment Associations’s Annual General Meeting, the following officers were elected:     Scott Andison, FRPO, as Co-Chair     David Hutniak, LandlordBC, as Co-Chair     Erin Cleveland, Killam REIT, as Treasurer     Jay Gaudreau, Manufactured Home Park Owners Alliance of… Read More

FRPO Supports Proposed Legislation Banning Political Donations

Toronto (May 17, 2016) The Federation of Rental Housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO) welcomes the introduction of new draft electoral financing rules proposed by the Ontario government.  FRPO looks forward to participating in the consultations that are anticipated to follow the introduction of the legislation. “Like many other companies, FRPO has a long-standing policy of supporting… Read More

Ontario’s Rental Housing Industry Supports Portable Housing Benefit; Seeks Partnership and Consultation for a Balanced Approach to Framework and What Comes Next

Toronto (March 15, 2016) The Federation of Rental Housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO) welcomes the invitation from the Ontario government to join them at the table as a partner in improving rental housing affordability and availability across the province. The private sector rental housing industry looks forward to the opportunity to share the benefit of… Read More

Media Resource: Questions & Answers – Housing For Refugees

(December 23, 2015) Are you saying the law prevents housing providers to rent to refugees? We’re pointing out that renting a house or apartment in Ontario is a complex transaction in a heavily regulated environment. It was not created for, and is not well-equipped to, facilitate the fast, mass resettlement of an unprecedented quantity of… Read More