Apartment Licensing in Toronto: A solution in search of a problem?

The City of Toronto is currently considering a new Multi‐Residential Apartment Buildings Regulatory Strategy, which consists of 10 policy options. Two of those options involve licensing either apartment owners or apartment units. This report, prepared for the Greater Toronto Apartments Association, provides an evaluation of some of the likely costs and benefits of licensing rental apartments, based on the experiences of other North American cities that have licensing programs, as well as data on housing quality in those cities and comparisons with cities that do not license rental apartments.



Research Report


February 2008


Greater Toronto Apartment Association