Please note that our Tenant Duty Counsel (TDC) is not operational in the GTA at the moment as the Landlord and Tenant Board offices are closed. Our TDC staff provide summary advice to all tenants on the day of their hearing at the four GTA Landlord and Tenant Board locations. We prioritize legal services for tenants with an eviction hearing that day.
We are seeking information from the Landlord and Tenant Board and the Attorney General about how they are planning to proceed during this unprecedented time. We are waiting to learn how the TDC program can operate and assist tenants in these changed circumstances.
In the meantime, low-income tenants should contact their local legal clinics for assistance and advice. Tenants should continue to pay their rent and respond to notices they receive – taking the steps required to preserve their tenancies. While operations at the Landlord and Tenant Board and the Enforcement Office (Sheriff’s offices) have changed and slowed, they will eventually resume.
Stay tuned for more updates.