Going to a LTB hearing
The following organizations may be able to help you.
Legal Aid Ontario funds legal aid to low income individuals and disadvantaged communities for a variety of legal problems, including criminal matters, family disputes, immigration and refugee hearings and poverty law issues such as landlord/tenant disputes, disability support and family benefits payments.
Tenants sometimes experience problems with their landlord that require immediate attention. The Investigations Unit of the Ministry of Housing may be able to assist without going through the lengthy process of the LTB. This webpage describes some of the problems where the Investigations Unit will intervene.
The Landlord and Tenant Board provides information about the law and resolves disputes between most residential landlords and tenants.
The Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO) works to better the housing situation of Ontario residents who have low incomes including tenants, co-op members and people who are homeless. ACTO achieves this through: test case litigation; lobbying and law reform; housing policy work; community organizing; and, public legal education.
The following are links to laws governing rental housing in Ontario
Regulations - Residential Tenancies Act
Ontario Reg. 516/06
Ontario Reg. 517/06
Regulation - Human Rights Code
Business Practices Permissible to Landlords in Selecting Prospective Tenants for Residential Accommodation
Ontario Reg. 290/98