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Resources

Printable Resources

Guides and posters you can print and reference to get your Second Suite up and running.

Financial Considerations: An Information Guide for Homeowners Thinking About Adding a Second Suite

Detailed information on the financial considerations for homeowners thinking about adding a Second Suite.

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Creating A Second Suite: An Information Guide for Homeowners

Detailed information on the regulatory environment for homeowners in Ontario considering creating or upgrading a Second Suite. Information related to Fire, Electrical, Building and Property Standards is included.

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Operating Guide: An Information Guide for Second Suite Landlords

Detailed information on the how the Residential Tenancies Act aimed at helping homeowners navigate the legal responsibilities of being a landlord.

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Thinking About Adding a Second Suite?

An advertisement for this website to promote adding a legal Second Suite

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Steps to Creating a Second Suite

Find all the steps to creating a Second Suite including research, zoning, permits, and more.

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Resources for homeowners

Resources to help with setting up and running your Second Suite

Bed Bug Information

The best method to deal with bed bugs is Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which combines a variety of techniques and products that pose the least risk to human health and the environment.

Electrical Safety Authority

ESA’s vision is an Ontario free of electrical fatalities and serious injury, damage, or loss.

Insurance Bureau of Canada

Home insurance protects you from having to pay out a huge amount at once, often at the very worst time emotionally.

Landlord's Self-Help Centre

Landlord's Self-Help Centre is a non-profit community legal clinic which supports Ontario's small-scale landlord community exclusively.

Ministry of Housing

The goal of the Ministry of Housing is to strengthen Ontario by ensuring it is made up of safe and strong communities with abundant green space, thriving and prosperous economies, and a range of housing choices.

Non-Smoker’s Rights Association

To promote public health by eliminating illness and death caused by tobacco, including second-hand smoke.


Helping your tenants

Rent Bank

Landlord and tenant mediation, money management advice, follow-up support and community links.

Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee

The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee plays a role in, protecting mentally incapable people.

Tenant hotline

The Tenant Hotline is a free telephone counselling service for tenants in Toronto, Ontario, operated by the Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations.

Vulnerable Adults & Seniors Team (Toronto)

The team provides services to vulnerable adults and seniors, with a focus on older adults over 55 years.

VHA home healthcare

VHA Home HealthCare (VHA) is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that offers 24/7 health care and support services to people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.

U of T housing services

Finding and maintaining suitable housing is a key part of a student's personal and academic success. Housing Services offers the information, resources and support to meet housing goals.


Legal Resources

Law Society Referral Service

When you contact the LSRS, we will provide you with the name of a lawyer or paralegal who will provide a free consultation of up to 30 minutes to help you determine your rights and options.

Rental Housing Enforcement Unit (MH)

The Rental Housing Enforcement Unit responds to complaints from landlords or tenants about alleged offences under the new Residential Tenancies Act, 2006.

Landlord and Tenant Board

To provide information about the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) and to resolve disputes between most residential landlords and tenants.

Enforcement Office of the Superior Court of Justice

Enforce civil orders [including Landlord and Tenant Board Orders], provide justice information to the public, and facilitate the delivery of other justice services.

Community Legal Education Ontario

CLEO produces clear, accurate and practical legal information to help people understand and exercise their legal rights.

Pro Bono Law Ontario

An effective vehicle through which the legal profession can give back to the community.

Small Claims Court

The Court has civil jurisdiction over monetary claims up to $25,000, and provides an efficient and cost-effective forum for Ontarians to bring or defend these claims.

JusticeNet

JusticeNet is a not-for-profit service helping people in need of legal expertise, whose income is too high to access legal aid and too low to afford standard legal fees.

Ontario Human Rights Commission

Learn how to prevent claims of discrimination and provide human rights in rental housing.

Ministry of the Attorney General

The Ministry of the Attorney General is responsible for providing a fair and accessible justice system which reflects the needs of the diverse communities it serves across government and the province.

Ontario Paralegal Association

You can learn more about what paralegals in Ontario do, and find a paralegal in a practice area that might be helpful to you.

The Canadian Legal Information Institute

“CanLII's goal is to make Canadian law accessible for free on the Internet.”

E-Laws

“E-Laws provides access to official copies of Ontario's statutes and regulations.”


General information

211

211 Ontario

When you don’t know where to turn: 211's telephone helpline (2-1-1) and website provide a gateway to community, social, non-clinical health and related government services.

311

311 Toronto

311 improves accessibility to non-emergency City services and information and increases the City's effectiveness in responding to public inquiries.

Service Ontario

Driver licences, plate stickers, health cards, birth certificates and other services provided by the Ontario Government.

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation Resources for Landlords

CMHC helps Canadians meet their housing needs. As Canada’s authority on housing, they contribute to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provide support for Canadians in housing need, and offer objective housing research and advice.

Federation of Rental Housing Providers of Ontario

Protecting the rights of private sector landlords and property managers while helping them profit from their investment in multi-residential real estate.

Low-Income Energy Assistance Program

In order to assist consumers with limited financial resources, the Ontario Energy Board has introduced the Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP).

The 519 Legal Clinic

The 519 Legal Clinic provides free, confidential, summary legal advice and referrals in a queer-positive, anti-oppressive environment.

Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation

The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to preventing evictions and ending housing discrimination across Ontario.