Survey on informal evictions in Toronto

The Canadian Centre for Housing Rights (CCHR) is conducting a study on informal evictions in Toronto to understand how renters are being forced or pressured by a landlord to move out of their rental homes without going through the formal legal process (ie. an informal eviction).

About this survey

We would like to hear from renters who live in Toronto and who have faced or experienced an informal eviction.

The survey will ask renters a series of questions about their experience in the rental housing market, and aims to answer the following research questions:

  • How are renters in Toronto being forcibly and illegally moved from rental housing? 
  • How common are informal evictions in the rental housing market? 
  • What are the most common methods used by landlords to evict tenants informally?

We hope that the results of this study may lead to the creation of policies and initiatives that help protect renters from being displaced from their homes and communities.

How to participate

Renters in Toronto are invited to complete the survey online by February 28, 2023. It should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. The questionnaire centres on difficult situations renters may have faced and that may be distressing. To minimize the risk of distress, you may choose to skip a question or withdraw from the study at any time.

After completing the survey, participants will be eligible to win a $100 gift card for a grocery store of their choice.

All information provided through the survey will be kept strictly confidential.

Survey closing date: February 28, 2023

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