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A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario

This resource has information about programs and services available to Ontario’s seniors. Topics covered include: 

Available in:

English, Français, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi/Persian, Gujarati, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu, Vietnamese

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Information for Landlords

This document describes resources for landlords in Ontario who are looking for information on the legal rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants. It describes Ontario-wide agencies and organizations where landlords can go for more information, but contact information is primarily for residents of Hastings, Prince Edward, Lennox and Addington counties.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Information About Applications for a Rent Increase Above the Guideline

Under certain circumstances a landlord can apply to the Landlord and Tenant Board for a rent increase that is above the guideline amount.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Landlord Learning Videos

The video series offers information to Ontario’s small-scale landlord community on a variety of topics and issues. They cover topics such as smoking, second suites, finding a tenant, ending a tenancy, eviction, bedbugs, and more.

The videos were produced by Landlord’s Self-Help Centre with funding provided by Legal Aid Ontario.

Available in:

English

Format:

Video, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

NewYouth.ca

Designed for young newcomers, this website provides settlement-related information. It is intended to give young newcomers a place to ask questions and receive information and referrals online from peers and professionals. NewYouth.ca can be found on Facebook, Twitter (@newcomeryouth), and YouTube (newcomeryouth).

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Second-hand Smoke and the Law

This section of the City of Toronto website has information about: 

  • Smoke-free homes and cars
  • Smoke-free apartments, condos, and co-ops
  • Smoke-free laws in Toronto and Ontario, including public spaces, e-cigarettes, patios, schools, and more

Available in:

English

Produced by:

City of Toronto

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Ontario’s Condo Guide

Produced by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, this website includes links to these topics:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015

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Legal Health Check-Up

Halton Community Legal Services has created a online check-up to help people who are living in poverty so they can identify legal problems and get help. Users answer questions on their income, housing, education, employment, and family, social, and health supports, and then are offered options about getting further help. All answers are kept confidential.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2014

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Tenants’ Belongings

This podcast, presented by the Landlord’s Self-Help Centre, is a discussion of what happens to tenants’ belongings left behind when a tenant leaves a rental unit. Three situations are discussed: what happens to belongings when a unit is vacated after notice has been given; when a rental unit is abandoned; and when a tenant dies.

Available in:

English

Format:

Audio

Produced/Updated In:

2013

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Cats and Dogs: How Many Are Allowed?

This article for tenants and landlords in Ontario is written Ottawa lawyer Michael Thiele and covers the issue of the ownership of pets and residential tenancy law.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2012

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