A renoviction is when a landlord evicts a tenant by claiming they will complete major renovations. Landlords often mislead and pressure tenants to get them to leave, then violate a tenant's right to return. Above guideline increases (AGIs) allow landlords to transfer the costs of certain repairs onto tenants regardless of their existing profit margins, their own failure to maintain their buildings, or whether the repairs are even needed. Landlords engage in these practices to drive up their profits, often displacing longstanding tenants with deep ties to their community, many of whom are vulnerable. Yet information about these practices has been limited and inaccessible.
RenovictionsTO asks tenants to anonymously report their landlords to help us document the scale of these practices, expose landlords, and share tenant stories. The data we collect is shared on our site. Learn more here.
Our map displays renovictions and AGI applications throughout Toronto and can help you locate buildings in your neighbourhood facing a renoviction or an AGI. Our tracker offers a different way to view our data and search for other tenants facing (or who have faced) these issues, including searching by landlord. As we analyze our landlord data we'll work to make it easier for tenants to find out if their landlord has been renovicting people or applying for AGIs and to locate other buildings owned by their landlord. Learn more about the landlords applying for AGIs here.