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Province of Ontario

The Province of Ontario governs the relationship between landlords and tenants in Ontario through the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA). This act is primarily enforced through the province's Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB), which also provides information to landlord and tenants about the RTA.

Residential Tenancies Act (RTA)

Ontario’s Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) applies to most private residential rental units, including those in single and semi-detached houses, apartments and condominiums, and secondary units (e.g., basement apartments). Most tenants' rights issues in Ontario are resolved in reference to the RTA.

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Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB)

The Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) was created by the Residential Tenancies Act in 2007. It resolve disputes between landlords and tenants through mediation or adjudication, and it provide information to landlords and tenants about their rights and responsibilities under the RTA.

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Note: The ATN's resources are for educational purposes only. None of the information in these resources should be taken as legal advice. Please note that much of the information in our guides only applies to tenants living in the Province of Ontario.