Resources for Tenants
211 - Call helpline to connect you to numerous services in Toronto. Best place to call when you don't know who to call.
311 - Access to all City of Toronto services. Call for everything from snow plow issues to information on recreation programs.
Federation of Metro Tenant Associations hotline: 416-921-9494 – Information about tenant rights and responsibilities in 150 languages. http://torontotenants.org
COSTI – Immigration settlement organization which is able to help with everything from housing issues to finding housing to seeking employment. http://costi.org 416-244-0480
Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario - Provides legal representation for tenants. http://acto.ca 1-866-245-4182
Willowdale Community Legal Services - Local organization able to provide legal services to residents for little or no charge, especially on issues of tenant rights. http://willowdalelegal.com 416-492-2437
City guide on tenant rights and responsibilities: https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/housing-shelter/finding-housing/tenant-rights-and-responsibilities/
Province's guide on tenant rights and responsibilities: https://www.ontario.ca/page/renting-ontario-your-rights
Organization with support for seniors, especially those of whom are renters http://www.advocacycentreelderly.org/index.php 416-598-2656
Information on how your rights and responsibilities may differ if you're a tenant in a condo: https://www.condoauthorityontario.ca/en-US/condominium-living/buying-renting-or-selling/Renting-a-condominium/information-for-tenants/