CBC coverage of Toronto ACORN's landlord licensing campaign
Critics of the city's building inspection policy says it relies too much on local councillors taking action to solve problems, which isn't fair to tenants.
A loop hole in the rental increase caps may force many middle class families out of their homes
As the city of Toronto ponders spending millions on a program that would licence and regulate landlords, maybe it should ponder this: According to the recently-launched tenant advocacy website LandLordWatch.com, the city is the biggest slum lord out there — by a long shot.
The website landlordwatch.com compiled city inspection data and ranked buildings and landlords by the number of violations issued to them. The data goes back to 2014.
The city is considering a licensing system to ensure tenants have a “safe, secure and decent place to live.” It should go ahead and license landlords, as it does restaurateurs.
New website aggregates landlords and addresses with the highest numbers of City of Toronto investigations in an effort to highlight the need for better regulations
A new website has ranked the 100 worst landlords and apartment buildings in Toronto, information that should prove very useful for prospective renters in this city.
Check out to see what buildings are on the list