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Have you been renovicted in Toronto? We want to hear from you

Toronto City Council took a step closer to putting an end to renovictions last week.

On Friday, councillors passed a motion that could eventually make it more challenging for landlords to evict tenants by claiming to do renovations, just to hike a unit’s rent.

Tenant advocates have long been vocal about this loophole, which grants landlords an opportunity to boot long-time rent-controlled tenants in favour of new ones who can pay a much higher price.

The new bylaw is being drafted over the coming months and will then be sent to council for approval. It would generally require a landlord to obtain an engineer’s report proving that a tenant needs to move out for a renovation, which would then need to be submitted and approved by city staff.

As the city moves to clamp down on bad actors with a renovation bylaw vote slated for Oct. 30, CTV News Toronto wants to hear from you. Have you been renovicted by a landlord? How did you learn that the eviction was not in good faith? How has this impacted your life?

Share your story by emailing us at with your name, general location and phone number in case we want to follow up. Your comments may be used in a CTV News Toronto story.

With files from CP24’s Josh Freeman

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