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  • Ontario Pauses Commercial Evictions

    TORONTO — Today, the Ontario government passed the Protecting Small Business Act, temporarily halting or reversing evictions of commercial tenants and protecting them from being locked out or having their assets seized during COVID-19. The legislation applies to businesses that are eligible for federal/provincial rent assistance for evictions from May 1, 2020 until August 31, 2020.

    News Release | Municipal Affairs and Housing

  • Ontario Proposing Temporary Ban on Commercial Evictions

    TORONTO — The Ontario government announced today that it intends to take action to protect commercial tenants from being locked out or having their assets seized by their landlords due to the negative impacts of COVID-19. 

    News Release | Municipal Affairs and Housing

  • Ontario Investing in Supportive Housing in Bracebridge

    Bracebridge ― The Ontario government is investing $1.5 million in Muskoka to provide people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, the housing and support services they need.

    News Release | Municipal Affairs and Housing

  • Ontario Investment Brings More Supportive Housing to Kingston

    Kingston ― The Ontario government is investing over $2.2 million in Kingston to give people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness the housing and support services they need.

    News Release | Municipal Affairs and Housing

  • Helping Small and Rural Municipalities Improve Services for Residents and Businesses

    TORONTO — Ontario is investing up to $8.1 million to support projects that will help 115 small and rural municipalities find savings and improve services for their residents and businesses. Projects range from broad reviews that will look at a number of municipal services, to more targeted opportunities for savings such as energy audits and fleet services reviews.

    News Release | Municipal Affairs and Housing

  • Ontario Helping Communities Build More Homes, Attract More Jobs

    QUINTE WEST — Ontario is reducing red tape to help communities across the province build more homes for families and create a more competitive business environment. We are taking these steps to help fix the affordable housing crisis left by the previous government.

    News Release | Municipal Affairs and Housing

  • Helping Small and Rural Municipalities Better Deliver Services for People

    TORONTO — Today, Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, announced up to $3.9 million to help 42 small and rural municipalities modernize service delivery including ways to speed up the process for approving new housing and commercial developments.

    News Release | Municipal Affairs and Housing

  • Brampton Landlord Fined for Residential Tenancies Act Violation

    Convicted: 2556830 Ontario Inc.

    Location: Brampton

    Description of Offence: Withholding the reasonable supply of gas to a tenant

    Date of Offence: July 10 - August 8, 2019

    Date of Conviction: February 4, 2020

    Court Bulletin | Municipal Affairs and Housing

  • Building Rural Ontario Together

    TORONTO — Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, announced 27 joint projects to be funded through the Municipal Modernization Program at the 2020 Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) conference which wrapped up in Toronto today.

    News Release | Municipal Affairs and Housing

  • Simcoe County Landlord Fined $1,500 for Residential Tenancies Act Violation

    Convicted: Casino R.V Resorts Inc.

    Location: Simcoe County

    Description of Offence: Withholding the reasonable supply of heat to a tenant

    Date of Offence: September 1, 2018 — June 15, 2019

    Date of Conviction: December 16, 2019

    Court Bulletin | Municipal Affairs and Housing

  • Governments of Canada and Ontario Sign Canada's First Housing Benefit

    Toronto, ON — Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. That is why, in 2017 the Federal Government launched the National Housing Strategy (NHS) and in 2018 the Province of Ontario signed the bilateral agreement on housing.

    Bulletin | Municipal Affairs and Housing

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