In the midst of a global pandemic that’s been so challenging for rental property providers and residents alike, it’s been difficult to focus on anything else for those of us in the rental housing space. The sheer scale and scope of the impact of COVID-19 on the rental housing sector has made it easy to… Read More
The COVID-19 lockdown has presented rental property providers with an unprecedented set of challenges. As we head into the third month of social distancing and the virtual halt of big sectors of our economy, most residents at rental housing properties are sheltering in place 24/7. This has required rental property managers to go to great… Read More
The first of the month is just around the corner. May 1 is going to be another challenging time for rental property owners and residents alike as we settle into the new normal of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ontario declared a state of emergency about six weeks ago, prompting thousands of businesses to shut down, some… Read More
April 17, 2020 (TORONTO) – We are still collecting data, and the numbers below are preliminary, but we have heard from Ontario’s rental housing providers that: Only 76% of residents made their full rent payment at the beginning of April About 7% have not paid their full rent, but have made some payment About 15%… Read More
The past few weeks have been unprecedented for all of us here at FRPO. Both rental property owners and residents have been affected by the global coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing shutdown. I would like to start off by thanking the front line staff and operations teams who are working tirelessly to ensure their residents… Read More
March 27, 2020 (ONTARIO) –Our members sincerely care about our residents. We value you and your families. At this time of emergency, especially, we want you to be safe and secure in your homes. We know that many residents have had their incomes disrupted by the COVID-19 emergency. For some, it may be challenging to… Read More
On March 27th, Tony Irwin provided the following message to FRPO Members. Please click here to watch.
(Toronto, March 23) This afternoon the Greater Toronto Apartment Association, the Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario, and senior representatives from eight of the City’s largest rental housing companies had a very informative and productive meeting with Mayor Tory, Deputy Mayor Bailão, Councillor Crawford and Councillor Thompson, to discuss the rental industry’s response to COVID-19.… Read More
(Toronto, March 18) – FRPO has been actively involved in discussions with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing as the Government tackles the many challenges associated with the COVID-19, including the continuity of residential tenancies. Our President and CEO Tony Irwin sent a letter to Minister Clark outlining a proposal to mitigate potential non-payment… Read More
We’re now heading into the second week of social distancing, and it could stretch on for weeks or months. Millions of people are working from home. Landlords and rental property managers are working long hours as their tenants stay close to home, ensuring common areas are routinely sanitized and disinfected so that everyone residents, maintenance… Read More
We’re in the midst of a global pandemic, an urgent situation that’s requiring all of us to dramatically alter the way we live and work. The Ontario government has declared a state of emergency, and recreation centres, libraries, private schools, daycares, churches, bars and restaurants have been closed down. The federal government has announced Canada… Read More
The staff and Board of Directors at FRPO are deeply committed to the health & safety of our members and those we serve in the rental housing industry. We share in the increasing global concern about COVID-19. Therefore we have decided to postpone the following events until further notice. – Future of Submetering Webinar – Spring… Read More
Thank you to the over 1,200 guests that attended this event held on Thursday, December 5th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The MAC Awards celebrate innovation, commitment to quality and everything that goes into promoting the brand of rental housing. Each year our members continue to raise the bar and this year was no… Read More
(Toronto, November 22nd) On National Housing Day, it’s important to celebrate the contributions of rental housing providers here in Ontario. While the need has never been greater, there are solutions on the horizon. Our President & CEO Tony Irwin shares his views on ensuring adequate rental supply to meet current and future demand.
(Toronto, ON – November 21, 2019) – Governments need to work together to prioritize the construction of new rental housing to meet the growing demand of renters according to Tony Irwin, President and CEO of the Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO), who participated in the Urban Land Institute’s panel: Rental Housing First Choice,… Read More