The Rental Housing Protection By-Law was approved by Council in June 2018 to protect the City’s rental housing supply. Rental housing is an important part of the City’s Housing Strategy.
The by-law requires a Section 99.1 Permit for the conversion of rental units to condominium ownership and the demolition of rental units.
Applications for conversion or demolition of rental units after January 1, 2019 that have not received Council approval before June 1, 2019 will need a permit.
The by-law applies when:
The following table shows the average market rents by units in 2020:
|Unit type||Average market rent||1.75 x average market rent|
Guidelines for conversion of rental units
Guidelines for demolition of rental units
Options to replace demolished units include replacement:
For more information, call 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits).