Ontario’s Rent Rules: Where’s the Sense?

If the province made more sense of its rent rules, we’d see more rental housing built By Mike Chopowick, October 28, 2015 At over 350 pages, Ontario’s Residential Tenancies Act and its regulations is the most complicated landlord-tenant law in North America. Within this law are an excessively complicated set of rules on price regulation that would… Read More

The Rent is Too Damn High (and city taxes are to blame)

One year after last year’s municipal election, tenants still bilked by $1,000/year in unfair taxes By Mike Chopowick, October 15, 2015   Exactly a year ago, we heard many municipal candidates campaign for “lower rent”, “affordable housing” and “protecting tenants”. This is what you didn’t hear: Cities actually cause higher rents for tenants. Many city… Read More

FRPO Outlines Seven Key Actions Government Can Take Right Now to Improve Access to Affordable Housing

June 29, 2015 (ONTARIO) – The Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO) today called on the government to work in partnership with the rental housing industry and take immediate steps to remove current barriers to stimulating investment in affordable housing with a list of no-cost, low-cost policy solutions designed to get Ontario building again.… Read More