Multi-tenant housing regulatory framework coming to Planning and Housing Committee – June 28

Multi-tenant houses are an important part of Toronto’s affordable rental housing stock, providing single-room accommodation to diverse communities including students, seniors, new immigrants and residents with low to moderate income.

The existing zoning and licensing regulations for multi-tenant houses have not been updated since amalgamation of the former municipalities in 1998 and as a result, are inconsistent.

On June 28, the Planning and Housing committee will review a staff recommendations on a new regulatory framework for multi-tenant housing which will include zoning by-law amendments, outline licensing process and operational standards. The proposed comprehensive city-wide zoning approach and enhancements to licensing and enforcement to enable regulatory oversight will support safe, liveable, well-maintained and affordable multi-tenant houses across Toronto.

A complete list of recommendations and background documents can be found on item PH25.10 of the meeting agenda.

For more details on how to get involved and the proposed regulatory and compliance framework, visit If you wish to register to speak to this item at Toronto and East York Community council, or submit written comment, please email Registered speakers will be provided with instructions on connecting to the meeting.