A renoviction is when a landlord evicts a tenant by claiming they will complete major renovations. Landlords may give tenants N13 notices or approach them informally, and will often mislead tenants and pressure them to move out. Above guideline increases (AGIs) allow landlords to transfer the costs of certain repairs onto tenants, regardless of their existing profit margins or their own failure to maintain their buildings. Landlords engage in these practices to increase their profits, often displacing longstanding tenants. Because landlords can raise rent as much as they want on empty units, they’re incentivized to get rid of existing tenants.
RenovictionsTO is a volunteer-run project that asks tenants to anonymously report their landlords to help document these practices and that seeks to give tenants the tools and information they need to organize and fight back. The data we collect is shared on our site.
Our map displays renovictions and AGI applications in 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 the cases on our site, including searching by landlord.
Thanks to the groups and individuals who have helped with this project.