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For Metro Toronto communities including: the Annex, Beaches, Bloor West Village, the Danforth, Davisville, Downtown Toronto, East York, Etobicoke, High Park, North Toronto, North York, Parkdale, Scarborough, Yonge and Eglinton, etcetera, Toronto Canada

For information on your rights as a tenant go to the Ontario Tenants Most Asked Questions and Answers page.

This is also a helpful list for those who are moving to Toronto Canada, not just those looking for apartments for rent in Toronto.

For nearby GTA (Greater Toronto Area) communities click here for information for: Mississauga tenants, or Brampton tenants

Toronto apartments for rent listings, rental housing and condos search:

Toronto public housing landlords, rent geared to income accomodations, and government benefits for disadvantaged Toronto tenants:

    Housing Connections, to get onto the list for Toronto Community Housing Corporation, public housing, 416-981-6111, or better visit the self-service Resource Centre at 176 Elm Street, west of University Ave (between the St. Patrick and Queen's Park subway stations.)

    Seniors' Houlsing in Toronto

    Cooperative Housing Federation of Toronto

    Toronto Social Services, such as employment and welfare (Ontario Works):

    • Attwell Employment & Social Services, 220 Attwell Dr. Unit 4, General Inquiry: 416-392-6400, Ontario Works: 416-392-6405, Employment Centre: 416-392-6402   (if your postal code starts with: M9R, M9V or M9W)
    • Beaches Employment & Social Services, 1631 Queen Street East, General Inquiry: 416-392-3200, Ontario Works: 416-392-3213, Employment Centre: 416-392-5837   (if your postal code starts with: M1N, M4E, M4L, M4M)
    • Chesswood Employment & Social Services, 1117 Finch Ave. W., General Inquiry: 416-397-9450, Ontario Works: 416-397-9451, Employment Centre: 416-397-9553   (if your postal code starts with: M3N, M9L, M9M)
    • Cliffcrest Employment & Social Services, 2985 Kingston Road, Employment Centre: 416-392-1460,  
    • Consilium Place Employment & Social Services, 100 Consilium Place, 10th Floor, General Inquiry: 416-397-1100, Ontario Works Application: 416-397-1771, Employment Centre: 416-397-4986   (if your postal code starts with: M1C, M1E, M1G, M1H, M1J.)
    • Crossways Employment Services, 100 Consilium Place, 10th Floor, Employment Centre: 416-338-1818  
    • Golden Mile Employment & Social Services, 1880 Eglinton Ave. East, Unit 139 (enter through mall entrance), General Inquiry: 416-392-3400, Ontario Works Application: 416-392-3421, Employment Centre: 416-397-5060   (if your postal code starts with: M3A, M3C, M4A, M4B, M4C, M4J, M4K)
    • High Park/Parkdale Employment & Social Services, 1900 Dundas St. W., General Inquiry: 416-397-7800, Ontario Works Application: 416-397-7900, Employment Centre: 416-397-7380   (if your postal code starts with: M6H, M6K, M6R.)
    • Kennedy Employment & Social Services, 1225 Kennedy Rd, Unit I, General Inquiry: 416-392-2800, Ontario Works Application: 416-392-2725, Employment Centre: 416-392-2749   (if your postal code starts with: M1K, M1L, M1M, M1P, M1R.)
    • Lawrence Square Employment & Social Services, 700 Lawrence Ave. West, East Tower Entrance, Suite 330, 3rd floor, General Inquiry: 416-392-6500, Ontario Works Application: 416-397-0185, Employment Centre: 416-392-1358   (if your postal code starts with: M3J, M3K, M3L, M3M, M6A, M6B, M6E, M6L.)
    • Lesmill Employment & Social Services, 20 Lesmill Road, General Inquiry: 416-392-2850, Ontario Works Application: 416-392-2811, Employment Centre: 416-392-4107   (if your postal code starts with: M2H, M2J, M2K, M2L, M2M, M2N, M2P, M2R, M3B, M3H.)
    • Malvern Employment & Social Services, 325 Milner Avenue, 9th floor, General Inquiry: 416-397-1000, Ontario Works Application: 416-397-1010, Employment Centre: 416-397-1175   (if your postal code starts with: M1B, M1S, M1T, M1V, M1W, M1X.)
    • Metro Hall Employment & Social Services, 214 Wellington St. West, General Inquiry: 416-392-2600, Ontario Works Application: 416-392-2635, Employment Centre: 416-338-2749   (if your postal code starts with: M5G, M5H, M5J, M5K, M5L, M5T, MTV, M5W, MTX, M6J.)
    • Regent Park Employment Services, 530 Dundas St. East, Employment Centre: 416-392-3456  
    • Rexdale Employment Services, 21 Panorama Court, Suite 21, 2nd floor, Employment Centre: 416-392-2644  
    • The Queensway Employment & Social Services, 779 The Queensway, General Inquiry: 416-392-6550, Ontario Works Application: 416-397-0330, Employment Centre: 416-397-9539   (if your postal code starts with: M6P, M6S, M8V, M8W, M8X, M8Y, M8Z, M9A, M9B, M9C.)
    • Wellesley Place Employment & Social Services, 111 Wellesley St. East, General Inquiry: 416-392-5300, Ontario Works Application: 416-392-5100, Employment Centre: 416-392-3430   (if your postal code starts with: M4X, M4Y, M5A, M5B, M5C, M5E, M5S.)
    • York Humber Employment & Social Services, 605 Rogers Road, General Inquiry: 416-392-6200, Ontario Works Application: 416-392-6242, Employment Centre: 416-392-6195   (if your postal code starts with: M6M, M6N, M9N, M9P.)
    • Yonge Eglinto Employment & Social Services, 150 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 900, General Inquiry: 416-397-1800, Ontario Works Application: 416-397-5100, Employment Centre: 416-397-1788   (if your postal code starts with: M4G, M4H, M4N, M4P, M4R, M4S, M4T, M4V, M4W, M5M, M5N, M5P, M5R, M6C, M6G.)

    For maps, directions and hours for the above offices visit the City of Toronto's Employment & Social Services offices.

City of Toronto - Government pages

    City of Toronto Information, other Toronto information, such as City Hall, politicians, garbage, TTC, roads, parks,
    or for city parks, recreation, community centres, events and sports click on Toronto events and attractions
    Apartment Standards Records, City of Toronto, check outstanding work orders against Toronto landlords.
    City of Toronto, Municipal Code

    Toronto apartment heat bylaw. If your heat is not maintained at least at 21 degrees Celsius from September 15 to June 1, first complain to your landlord, then you can call the City of Toronto, either your City Councillor or a bylaw inspector, regarding apartment heat by calling 416-338-0338. If you really just wanted to see the Toronto temperature, please visit Toronto's weather.

    If you landlord won't do necessary repairs, call the City of Toronto, Municipal Licensing and Standards Department, to have a building inspector sent out. Here is the Frequently Asked Questions and their answers on this topic provided by the city's Municipal Licensing Services Division. To file a complaint call 311, or fill in one of the of the following online forms:

    The numbers to call for Toronto tenants (depending on your area) are:

    • Property Standards General Email Inquiriescrctier2@toronto.ca
    • Etobicoke York District, 416-394-2550
    • North York District, 416-395-7366
    • Scarborough District, 416-396-4166
    • Toronto and East York District: 416-397-4150
    Toronto Apartment Building Audit Investigations,
    Municipal Licensing and Standards Division, City of Toronto

    Toronto Rent Bank: information on interest free loans to keep your place, if you are behind on your rent and are not on Ontario Works, ODSP or in rent geared to income housing.

    United Way of Great Toronto report Poverty By Toronto Postal Code 2 (2011)

    The Emergency Energy Fund (EEF) is a program for those not currently receiving social assistance who are experiencing energy related arrears (hydro, gas and oil), funded through the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services. has since stated its intention of providing funding on an annual basis. Eligibility for assistance is means-tested with available income and assets being considered. If you are not in receipt of social assistance and require funding, call 416-338-3332 for an initial eligibility assessment. Those receiving Ontario Works (OW) or who are on the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) should contact their caseworkers. For more information click Emergency Energy Fund.

Other government services

Other Community and Social Services in Toronto. Help and advice:

Legal Services:

Emergencies: Fire, police, plus distress centres:

    Fire: for emergencies call 911
    City of Toronto Fire Prevention, or for Fire Prevention inquiries by telephone:

    • North Command (North York) 416-338-9150
    • East Command (Scarborough, East York) 416-338-9250
    • South Command (Toronto) 416-338-9350
    • West Command (York, Etobicoke) 416-338-9450

    Toronto Police Services: for emergencies and crimes in progress call 911
    For general and non-urgent inquires call 416-808-2222 (TTY-only 416-467-0493)

    Ontario Regional Poison InformationCentre 416-813-5900 or Toll Free 1-800-268-9017 (TTY-only 416-597-0215)

    Distress Centres:

Toronto Food banks and emergency shelters:

Toronto Hospitals and Healthcare:

Education: Toronto schools, Universities, Community Colleges and Libraries

Toronto Transportation:

    GO Transit, has 14 train stops within Toronto, for information call: 416-869-3200
    Greater Toronto Airports Authority, which runs Toronto Pearson International Airport
    TTC, Toronto Transit Commission, public transit and the Toronto subway, 416-393-INFO, routes and schedules 24 hours, 7 days a week
    WheelTrans, the TTC's disabled transit system, 416-393-4111 for general information and to register for the service. Reservations 416-393-4222
    Greyhound Bus, takes to to other cities from the Toronto Bus Terminal 610 Bay Street, 416-594-1010
    Via Rail, take the Train from Toronto to cities across Canada
    Porter Airlines flying from Toronto City Centre Airport

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