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City of Toronto Multi-Tenant Zoning Approach – Public Consultation

June 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn about the City’s proposed zoning approach for Multi-Tenant Houses (Rooming Houses) in the area and share your thoughts. In this part of the city, the area proposed for the temporary use by-law is: Highway 401, Morrish Road, Military Trail. 


A 3-year pilot project endorsed by City Council will introduce a temporary zoning by-law to allow multi-tenant houses in 5 selected areas of the city where they are currently not permitted. This will help the City to assess the effectiveness of the bylaw. The proposed by-law could allow up to 7 dwelling rooms in a multi-tenant house.


In the proposed by-law, a multi-tenant house is a building containing more than three dwelling rooms, provided for a fee or other consideration. A dwelling room is a room used for living accommodation and which may contain private sanitary facilities (such as a bathroom) but not cooking facilities (such as a kitchen).


Unlicensed Multi-Tenant Houses (previously called rooming houses) appear to be occurring in Scarborough, North York, and parts of Etobicoke. Licensed MTHs are decreasing in areas where they are permitted, mostly in the former City of Toronto and York and some parts of Etobicoke. Zoning by-laws allow the City to regulate and license multi-tenant houses, to enhance safety and improve conditions for tenants and neighbours.


The City of Toronto has engaged Public Interest Strategy & Communications to facilitate community dialogue and welcomes your feedback on the proposed zoning approach. See the website at toronto.ca/mlshaveyoursay for more information about how to participate, or to take our online survey. If you would prefer to call, contact Chantal Carey at 416-531-5192 ext. 103, or chantal@publicinterest.ca.


June 6, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


City of Toronto


UofT Scarborough
1265 Military Trail
Toronto, Ontario M1C 1A4 Canada
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