What are the housing rights for tenants in Ontario?

Depending on where you are in Ontario, it can be difficult to find adequately sized housing. In addition to this, some people might try to take advantage of newcomers as they search for housing. Some landlords may illegally ask for extra fees, a year's rent upfront or illegal deposits. Some landlords do not accept applicants who are retired or receiving Ontario Works or other types of social assistance; this is against the law. To learn about Tenants’ rights, see the Tenant Rights and Responsibilities of Settlement.Org or contact the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB).