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MEDIA CONFERENCE JUNE 20, 2002
ADVOCACY CENTRE FOR TENANTS - ONTARIO

QUICK FACTS


Tenant Protection Act, proclaimed in effect June 17, 1998
Percentage of tenant households in Ontario 40%
Number of applications filed under the Landlord and Tenant Act
(primarily for eviction) in Ontario in 1997
49,679
Number of all landlord and tenant applications filed at ORHT in 2001 72,196
Eviction applications filed at the Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal in 2001 60,853
Number of calendar days by which a tenant must file a written response to an eviction application or a "default order" will be issued 5
Percentage of eviction applications that are granted with no hearing
(June 17, 1998 to December 31, 2001)
58%
Number of landlord applications resolved by default order (2001) 34,798
Number of tenant applications resolved by default order (2001)
i.e. there is no hearing
58
Median arrears amount for which tenants are ordered evicted in Ontario
i.e. 50% of households are less than $726.77 in arrears when ordered evicted
726.77
Percentage of tenant households spending more than 30% of income on housing 44%
Percentage of tenant households spending more than 50% of income on housing 22%
Percentage increase in average rent from 1995 to 2001 for all Toronto CMA rental units surveyed by CMHC 29%
Percentage change in Ontario's Consumer Price Index (CPI)
From 1995 to 2001
12.8%
Average cost of a two-bedroom unit in Toronto CMA in 2001 $1,027
Percentage increase in average cost of a two-bedroom in Toronto CMA
from 2000 to 2001
4.9%
2001 Annual Rent Increase Guideline 2.9%
Number of units where above-guideline rent increase applications sought
(June 98-Dec 31, 2001)
286,423
Overall vacancy rate in Toronto CMA, October 2001 0.9%
  • for one bedroom apartments $1401-$1500
4.1%
  • for one-bedroom apartments $701-$800
0.5%


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