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Welcome to ACTO
Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario

The Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO) works to better the housing situation of Ontario residents who have low incomes including tenants, co-op members and people who are homeless. ACTO achieves this through:

  • test case litigation;
  • lobbying and law reform;
  • housing policy work;
  • community organizing; and,
  • public legal education.

ACTO works with legal clinics, tenant associations and other groups and individuals concerned about housing issues. ACTO is funded by Legal Aid Ontario and has been in existence since September, 2001.

Tenant Duty Council Program

The Tenant Duty Counsel Program ("TDCP") is a program of ACTO. It provides information and limited legal assistance to eligible tenants appearing at the Landlord and Tenant Board.

This section of the ACTO web site is a private area provided for the benefit of duty counsel, and is only available in English.

If you are a tenant looking for information or assistance, please contact your local community legal clinic or go to Tenant Info.

To enter this area, please go to the login page.

Contact Us

Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario & Tenant Duty Counsel Program
425 Adelaide Street West, 5th Floor, Toronto, ON M5V 3C1
Tel: (416) 597-5855 • Toll Free: 1-866-245-4182 • Fax: (416) 597-5821

What's New

Ontario Energy Minister announces new electricity bill affordability program for low-income consumers. Click here for more information.

Landlord and Tenant Board grants permanent rent reduction for removal of balconies. Click here to see the LTB’s Decision.

The Right to Housing case is before the Supreme Court of Canada. We’re asking the SCC to allow us to appeal the Court of Appeal decision. Click here to see the SCC leave materials.

Right to Housing Court of Appeal decision has been released.  View ACTO’s Media Release and the Court of Appeal’s Decision!

Five hundred people attended a National Housing Day rally and forum to say no! to cuts and yes! to a National Housing Strategy. Thank you to everyone for making these events such an incredible success!  Stay posted for more events in the New Year!  

Over 100,000 low income households could lose their housing subsidy in Ontario.  More

2015 Rent Guideline Twice the 2014 Increase. More

ACTO appears before the Standing Committee on Justice Policy calling for changes to new housing legislation to ensure fairness for tenants and to protect social housing from privatization.
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