What are the housing rights for tenants in Ontario?

Every year, many newcomers are victims of housing scams or have bad experiences with landlords who do not respect tenancy laws. Some landlords charge exorbitant deposits, require many months’ rent payment up-front or do not accept applicants who are retired or on social assistance. These actions are not allowed. To learn about Tenants’ rights, see the Tenant Rights and Responsibilities of Settlement.org or contact the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB).