Evictions in Toronto – A Research Insight Note

July 21, 2023

In recent decades, evictions from rental housing have become a growing concern for tenants, researchers, and policymakers as an increasing proportion of mainly urban residents have come to rely on the rental housing market to access affordable housing in Canada.

This insight note provides an overview of current research on evictions in the rental housing market in Toronto and North America more broadly.

The Canadian Centre for Housing Rights (CCHR) has developed this research insight note as part of a study on evictions in rental housing in Toronto. Specifically, the study aims to build an understanding of the nature and prevalence of informal evictions. This type of eviction occurs when a renter household involuntarily leaves their rental unit after being forced or pressured by a landlord to move out without going through the full legal process.

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