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Eviction for cause

Under the Residential Tenancies Act, you can be evicted if you:

  • Have more people living in your unit than is allowed by health, safety or property standards.
  • Have people not listed on your lease living in your unit.
  • Misrepresent your income or the in​come of anyone else living with you while you pay rent-geared-to-income.
  • Violate the terms of your lease.

The Residential Tenancies Act also says that you can be evicted if you or your guest, visitor or another occupant:

  • Willfully or negligently cause serious damage to your unit or to the building.
  • Act in a way that interferes with the reasonable enjoyment of other tenants.
  • Threaten the safety of another tenant.
  • Break the law on Toronto​ Seniors Housing property.

Read Toronto Seniors Housing’s Policy on Evictions for Cause​ for more information.

Eviction for arrears

Under the Residential Tenancies Act, you can be evicted if you do not pay your rent. Read the Eviction Prevention Policy for Non-Payment of Rent (Arrears) (PDF)​ for more information.

Toronto Seniors Housing works with tenants who fall behind in their rent payments to help them meet their responsibilities and, when possible, to keep their housing.

Office of the Commissioner of Housing Equity

This office works to ensure that protections exist for seniors (age 59 and older) and vulnerable tenants who have lost their subsidy or face possible eviction for not paying rent. The office is independent of Toronto Seniors Housing (the Commissioner reports to the Board of Directors of Toronto Community Housing). It is guided by the principles of​ integrity, impartiality, and independence.

You can contact the Office by email at​ or by phone at 416-632-7999.

Free legal help—community clinics

Community Legal Clinics provide free legal advice and representation to people in their communities.  Legal clinics may assist with tenancy problems and with other problems, for example problems with Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program benefits. You can find your local community legal clinic using the Legal Aid Ontario website

List of Toronto Community Legal Clinics (PDF)

Eviction is always a last resort

Your unit is your home and we want to help you keep it by working together. If you are having trouble paying your rent, please let us know right away.

More information

Contact us for more information about evictions and to request a paper copy of the Eviction Prevention Policy for Non-Payment of Rent (Arrears) (PDF) or the Policy on Evictions for Cause (PDF).

Important: Nothing in this page should be taken as legal advice. If there is any conflict between what is written on our website and any law of Canada (federal, provincial, or otherwise), then the law prevails.​