It’s been a year since the world witnessed the horrific murder of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, by white Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin.
In our August 11, 2020 article, we previously wrote about the enforcement of residential evictions in Ontario, which were temporarily suspended at the outset of the pandemic. Resumption of residential evictions began on August 4, 2020. At the time that the temporary freeze on evictions came into effect, there were approximately 3,000 evictions in the City of Toronto (the “City”) that had been placed on hold. As enforcement of these back-logged evictions proceeds, there are serious concerns that mass evictions will occur, resulting in a wave of increased homelessness that the City must handle.
On December 12, 2017, Bill 142, the Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017, became law in Ontario (“the Act”).
The Rental Fairness Act (the “RFA”) is part of Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan, a strategy released in April 2017 to provide stronger protections for tenants and promote affordable housing in Toronto.