Multi-tenant (rooming) house review

Learn about the City's proposed zoning approach and licensing strategy for multi-tenant (rooming) houses and share your thoughts.

The zoning involves setting up five pilots areas where there is a concentration of multi-tenant houses that are not currently permitted. The licensing strategy includes new requirements to protect tenants and mitigate impacts on the neighbourhood.

The consultation sessions will seek input on things like:

  • how multi-tenant houses should be zoned for

  • maximum number of rooms allowed in a multi-tenant home

  • what requirements multi-tenant operators should have in place (site plan, waste management, parking, maintenance, etc)

Pilot areas (see ward maps).

  1. Highway 401, Morrish Road, Military Trail (Ward 43 & 44)

  2. Finch Avenue West, Martin Grove Road, Humber College Boulevard (Ward 1)

  3. Finch Avenue West, Assiniboine Road, Black Creek, Keele Street (Ward 8)

  4. Finch Avenue East, Leslie Street, Highway 404, Fairview Mall Drive (Ward 33)

  5. Steeles Avenue, Highway 404, Highway 401, Markham Road (Wards 39, 40,41)

Public consultation meetings are being held in the five temporary zoning pilot areas listed above. The meetings will provide information about the proposed zoning approach and licensing changes, as well as an opportunity for community dialogue and public feedback.

All meetings are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 6

University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, Room HW305

1265 Military Trail, Scarborough

Wednesday, June 7

James Cardinal McGuigan Secondary, Cafeteria

1440 Finch Ave W, North York

Monday, June 12

Oriole Community Centre, Multipurpose Room B

2975 Don Mills Rd, North York

Tuesday, June 13

Stephen Leacock Community Centre

2520 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough

Thursday, June 15

Elmbank Community Centre, Gym

10 Rampart Road, Toronto

Wednesday, June 21

L'Amoreaux Community Centre, Main Floor

2000 McNicoll Ave, Scarborough

For more information about the review process and to complete the online public survey, please click here.


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2016 by Councillor David Shiner