Multi-Tenant Housing

April 9, 2024 
Theres a new name for ‘Rooming Houses’, and it’s called ‘Multi-Tenant Housing’ Rooming Houses have been an affordable housing type for centuries, and have been stigmatized and discouraged for the last few decades in Toronto. This month Toronto’s new Multi-Tenant Housing Framework comes into effect. Zoning for Multi-Tenant houses will open up across the GTA, and a new license will be required for operators. Rooming houses are an important typology in providing housing to people with lower incomes, though can be exploitative when not properly managed. Cyan has been reading up on the new licensing requirements and is ready to work with operators to upgrade their properties so they can be code compliant, decent homes for Torontonians.