solutions that bring unlicensed rooming houses into compliance without
jeopardizing housing for vulnerable tenants.
The first step in the rooming house review is a robust consultation process
with a broad range of stakeholders across the city.
Public Interest, a community-based research group, is working with the City to
- tenants and landlords of rooming houses,
agencies that serve clients looking for affordable housing like rooming
community-based groups and individuals that have experiences with rooming
houses in their communities.
The goal of the consultation process is to uncover perspectives on issues
surrounding rooming houses and begin a constructive conversation about
possible solutions for all stakeholders.
There is an opportunity for everyone to have their say.
There are a number of ways to engage in the consultation process:
Fourteen neighbourhood-based consultations will be conducted from April 7 to
An online survey will be available throughout the consultation process.
A series of focus groups with tenants and service providers will be held to
gain a better understanding of who uses rooming houses and why they choose
that housing option.
ML&S Public Consultation
calendar, which includes the consultations listed below.
Join other community members and stakeholders to discuss how we can improve:
- Living conditions for rooming house tenants
- The impact rooming houses have on surrounding communities
If you require assistance or translation to participate, please contact us.
Parkdale Library, Auditorium 1303 Queen Street West Thursday, April 9th
Lillian H. Smith Library, Auditorium 239 College Street Monday, April
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic School, Gym 3105 Don Mills Road Tuesday,
April 14th 6:30-8:30pm
Stephen Leacock Community Centre, Main Hall 2500 Birchmount Road Monday,
April 20th 6-8 PM
Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, Leadership Room 875 Morningside Avenue
Tuesday, April 21st 6:30-8:30pm
North York Central Library, Room 1 5120 Yonge Street Wednesday, April
Atkinson Building, York University, Harry Crowe Room 4700 Keele Street
Thursday, April 23rd 6-8 PM
L'Amoreaux Community Recreation Centre, Studio Room 1 2000 McNicoll
Avenue Monday, April 27th 7-9 pm
Elmbank Community Centre, Multi-Purpose Room 10 Rampart Road Tuesday,
April 28th 7-9pm
Annex/Harbord Village Location TBD Wednesday, April 29th Time TBD
Wellesley Community Centre, Room A 495 Sherbourne Street Thursday, April
Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre, Multi-Purpose Room ( Upper Level) 870
Queen Street East Monday, May 4th 6:30-8:30pm
New Horizons Tower, Auditorium 1140 Bloor Street West Tuesday, May 5th
Francis Libermann Catholic High School, Cafeteria 4640 Finch Avenue East
Thursday, May 7th 6:30-8:30pm