Apply to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario
Question & AnswerWhat can I do about discrimination by a landlord?
If you think a landlord has violated your human rights by refusing to rent to you, you can apply to the of Ontario.
You must apply within one year. If you need help with the , the Human Rights Legal Support Centre can help you understand the process.
The is like a court, but less formal. First it will try to get both sides to make an agreement about how to settle the case. If there is no agreement, the Tribunal will hold a hearing to decide the case. At the hearing, a Tribunal member will listen to and legal arguments from both sides.
After holding a hearing, the Tribunal can make different kinds of orders. For example, it could the landlord to rent to you. Or it could order the landlord to change their policies about tenant selection, or take an educational course about discrimination.
The Tribunal could order the landlord to pay you money to compensate you for not respecting your human rights.