Public invited to provide feedback on apartment building rating system

The City of Toronto invites tenants, landlords and residents to provide feedback on a draft rating system for apartment buildings registered with the RentSafeTO: Apartment Building Standards program.

Date: Monday, February 24 Time: Open for drop-in between 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Location: City Hall, Committee Room 2, 100 Queen St. W.

This consultation will focus on the design of the draft colour-coded rating system. The City will then use the feedback to improve the building evaluation system and outline the implementation details of the rating system.

The draft apartment building rating system will be similar to the City’s DineSafe rating program and will require landlords to visibly post a colour-coded rating provided by the City, based on their building evaluation results.

Participants can drop in between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. to discuss the draft rating system with City staff, ask questions and provide feedback.

Anyone not able to attend the drop-in consultation may also share feedback through an online survey. The survey closes on March 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

More information about the drop-in consultation and the link to the survey is available at https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/get-involved/public-consultations/#item/792.

More information about the RentSafeTO: Apartment Building Standards program is available at https://www.toronto.ca/rentsafeTO.

Feedback from the drop-in consultation session and the online survey will be used to inform a staff report expected at the March 23 Planning and Housing Committee meeting.

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