Reports and Submissions

Oct 3, 2017
Renovation Investment and the Role of Vacancy Decontrol
Prepared for the Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario by URBANATION Inc.

Suppy Gas

Sep 25, 2017
Ontario Rental Market Study: Measuring the Supply Gap
Prepared for the Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario by URBANATION Inc.

Suppy Gas

Aug 1, 2017
FRPO Response to Bill 139 Changes to OMB
Industry response to the proposed Ontario Municipal Board changes

May 9, 2017
FRPO Submission to the Standing Committee on General Government – Bill 124
Industry response to the proposed changes to the Residential Tenancies Act

Apr 5, 2017
FRPO Response – Proposed Reg Amendment
Ministry of Housing Response to the proposed amendment to exclude carbon costs from AGI applications

Dec 19, 2016
FRPO Submission on the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Consultation
Ministry of Housing EBR # 012-7196 Industry response to the government’s public consultation on restricting the scope of the OMB’s powers

Dec 16, 2016
FRPO Submission on the Long Term Energy Plan (LTEP)
Ministry of Energy EBR # 012-8840 Industry response to the government’s long term energy plan consultation

Nov 28, 2016
FRPO Presentation to Standing Committee on Bill 7, Inclusionary Zoning
Social Policy Standing Committee Ontario Legislative Assembly Industry response to Bill 7 and the implementation of inclusionary zoning powers for municipalities in Ontario

Oct 14, 2016
Transitional Housing Consultation Submission
Ministry of Housing FRPO Submission to the Ministry of Housing on potential amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA)

Aug 16, 2016
Inclusionary Zoning Consultation Submission
Ministry of Housing FRPO Submission to the Ministry of Housing on the draft legislation Environmental Registry # 012-7617

Jun 29, 2016
Proposals to Encourage Small Landlords to Provide Rental Housing
Ministry of Housing Industry response to the government’s Long Term Affordable Housing Strategy consultation to encourage more rental housing units introduced to the market

Apr 15, 2016
Large Building Energy & Water Reporting & Benchmarking
Ministry of Environment EBR Registry Number: 012-6904 FRPO response to the Ministry of Energy’s proposed benchmarking and reporting requirements for large buildings in Ontario.

Feb 26, 2016
A Balanced Approach To Enforcing Tenant Eviction Orders
The Federation of Rental Housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO), representing 2,200 housing provider owners and property managers in Ontario, welcomes the opportunity to participate in the Ministry of the Attorney General’s consultation on new models for civil enforcement service delivery across the province.

Nov 2, 2015
Bill 73, Development Charges Amendment Act
As the Ontario government develops a long-term affordable housing strategy, FRPO recommends that development charges on new rental apartments be waived or reduced. View the Committee Transcript here

Jun 29, 2015
Removing Barriers to New Rental Housing
Ontario has everything it needs to build good quality homes at all levels that in turn create good healthy communities. If we stick to governments making policy and builders building housing – we can get Ontario building again.
See the full report
See the News Release (June 29, 2015)
See the Backgrounder (June 29, 2015)

Feb 1, 2015
2015 Ontario Pre-Budget Submission
In order to keep rental apartment buildings in a good state of repair, housing providers require allowable rent increases that fully recover management and repair costs. To start, Ontario should adopt a rent control formula of CPI + 2% for its annual rent guideline.

Jan 16, 2014
2014 Ontario Pre-Budget Submission
FRPO recommends a new monthly Housing Benefit to assist low-income households, as well as the elimination of licensing, rent controls and rent dispute delays to secure future investments in rental housing in Ontario.

Jan 10, 2014
Review of Ontario’s Land Use Planning & Appeals Process
The province must provide clear direction to municipalities to ensure an adequate supply of land for housing. This means removing restrictive zoning, and eliminating the damaging effects of localized community opposition as early as possible in the planning process.

Jan 8, 2014
KPMG Rental Housing Economic Impact Assessment Study
Ontario’s private sector rental housing industry provides 1.2 million homes, 147,000 jobs, an annual GDP of $18.3 billion, taxes of $7 billion, and infrastructure investments of $4.5 billion/year.

Jan 8, 2014
Rental Housing: Bringing It Home
By: FRPO and KPMG Canada
Highlights from KPMG’s assessment report on the Ontario rental housing industry’s contribution of 147,000 jobs, $18.3 billion in GDP, infrastructure investment of $4.5 billion, and tax revenues of $7 billion.

Sep 16, 2013
A Review of Municipal Licensing of Residential Apartments
By: Michael Fenn
This report outlines evidence that suggests that apartment licensing is not the best solution to any of the major issues that it is meant to resolve.

Feb 20, 2013
FRPO 2-Page Ontario Pre-Budget Brief
This handy 2-page summary highlights FRPO’s recommendations for Ontario’s 2013 Budget, and includes six interesting facts about rental housing in Ontario today.

Feb 1, 2013
FRPO 2013 Pre-Budget Submission to the Government of Ontario
FRPO’s pre-budget submission reviews several important key economic facts about rental housing in Ontario today, and outlines the need for improved housing affordability measures, making the rent dispute system fairer, and property tax fairness for tenants.

Jul 17, 2012
Apartment Living is Green
This report provides evidence that apartments should be at the core of any environmental sustainability strategy. By almost every measure, apartment dwellers surpass residents in low-rise homes in contributing to a cleaner environment.

Jun 25, 2012
Comments by FRPO on Proposed Changes to the 2007 Fire Code
Comments by FRPO proposed changes to the 2007 Ontario Fire Code, related specifically to impacts on rental housing buildings.

Jun 7, 2012
FRPO Submission on Bill 19 – Changes to the Rent Increase Guideline
Ontario’s rent control policies already cap rent increases at very low levels – for example the record low rent control guideline of 0.7% in 2011. According to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the average annual increase from 2004-2011 was only 1.89%. Clearly, Ontario tenants have not experienced unreasonable rent increases. There is no evidence from the recent history of rent increases that Bill 19’s arbitrary cap of 2.5% is necessary.

Apr 29, 2011
Submission to the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Consultation on Mental Health
FRPO welcomes additional efforts to raise awareness of mental health human rights issues provided they are genuinely intended to help avoid instances of discrimination.

Feb 23, 2011
Justice Denied: Ontario’s Broken Rent Dispute Process
The report makes a number of recommendations as to how Ontario’s process could be modernized, primarily by reducing the unnecessary delays in the system. Quicker justice would be better and fairer for both landlords and tenants.

Feb 11, 2011
FRPO 2011 Pre-Budget Submission
FRPO Recommends the Ontario government ease rent controls, provide strategic tax credits for rental housing investments and rebalance the provision of grants and subsidies that currently favour homeowners over tenants.

Dec 10, 2010
Rules Regarding Damage Deposits in Rental Housing
FRPO advocates for legislative amendments to the RTA to allow landlords to collect refundable damage deposits, like most other Canadian provinces do, as a fair, simple, and effective way of maintaining the quality of rental housing, while discouraging costly willful and negligent damage.
Information Item: Bill 145, Residential Tenancies Amendment Act (Damage Deposits), 2010.

Oct 29, 2010
The Provincial Policy Statement: Removing Barriers to Housing Supply
We are supportive of planning policies that remove barriers to the supply of housing. To accomplish the objective of ensuring residential development can meet the needs of the population, the Provincial Policy Statement must support the supply of all types of housing at all ranges of prices, and abandon outmoded and unworkable policies that focus on targets for the provision of “affordable” housing.

Oct 15, 2010
A Bed Bug Prevention & Control Strategy for Ontario
The rental housing industry is interested in working with the province of Ontario to help eradicate bed bugs in North America once again. We accept our responsibility to treat rental buildings and will do our part.

Aug 30, 2010
Government Subsidies to Homeowners vs. Renters in Ontario and Canada
Government subsidies show massive favouritism to homeowners compared to renters, even though renter households on average have household incomes about one-half the average household incomes as homeowners.

Mar 22, 2010
Suite Metering Provisions under the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 and the Energy Consumer Protection Act, 2009
Submission to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing

Dec 3, 2009
Impact of HST on Rental Housing in Ontario
Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs regarding Bill 218, Ontario Tax Plan for More Jobs and Growth Act, 2009.

Mar 31, 2009
Improving Rental Housing Waste Diversion
Ontario’s rental housing sector is already a leader on many environmental fronts, including waste management. Compared to single family homes, landlords and tenants in multi-family housing generate over 60% less total waste per household. Given the appropriate tools and policies that put them on a level playing field with owner-occupied homes, Ontario’s rental housing providers can help the province meet its waste management objectives.

Nov 17, 2008
A Housing Benefit for Ontario
Hundreds of thousands of poor people in Ontario – whether they work or receive social assistance – spend more than half their income on shelter. This is a proposal to address this feature of poverty in Ontario by designing a new housing benefit.

Jan 28, 2008
2008 Pre-Budget Submission
Overly strict price-controls on private rents and over-taxation of tenants are the principal threats to a healthy rental housing market in Ontario. Housing affordability can also be improved by enhancing the design of the ROOF housing allowance program, while greater energy conservation potential in our sector can be achieved through new legislation that will facilitate the implementation of smart meters in rental housing buildings.

Aug 24, 2007
Human Rights & Rental Housing in Ontario
The Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO) is a strong supporter of human rights compliance and regularly provides education to landlords about their responsibilities under the Code. FRPO together with its members oppose discrimination in all its forms.