The COVID-19 pandemic eviction ban is being lifted in Ontario on August 4, 2020. This means that evictions can once again take place in Ontario. There remains a process for evictions, but for most evictions that process is now different due to recent changes to the Residential Tenancies Act. Some of the changes related to evictions and other things are as follows:
While the changes to the law are being challenged in court, the changes are currently in effect. We will provide an update when we have more information about the court challenge.
If you live in the Hamilton area and have any tenancy-related issues (e.g., you owe rent, your unit needs repairs), please contact the Hamilton Community Legal Clinic at 905-527-4572 or firstname.lastname@example.org