Rights Reviews


Evictions Rights Review

Tenants across Toronto have been experiencing an evictions and inadequate housing crisis for decades.

This report by the Right to Housing in Toronto Network (R2HTO) provides a review of City of Toronto policies, strategies, programs and services relating to evictions, and the  City’s response to the issue of evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

R2HTO has identified tangible actions the City must take to align their eviction prevention policies, strategies, programs and services with its commitment to the progressive realization of the right to housing.

Our findings are drawn from our conversations with City of Toronto staff and elected officials, as well as reports from the ground by community legal workers and grassroots tenant advocacy organizations.

Download: Evictions Rights Review

 


Encampments Rights Review

Report on encampments in Toronto during COVID-19

This report by the Right to Housing in Toronto Network (R2HTO) details our concerns with the enforcement of the City’s laws and policies that relate to encampments during COVID-19, and the impact of the City’s approach on encampment residents, the right to housing, and human rights principles.

R2HTO has identified tangible actions the City must take to uphold the rights of those living in encampments, by applying eight human rights principles which have been identified in the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing’s national protocol for responding to encampments in Canada.

Our findings are drawn from our conversations with City of Toronto staff and elected officials, as well as reports from the ground by community workers and grassroots organizations.

Download: Encampments Rights Review