Important Note: As of March 31, 2024, new hearings relating to multi-tenant houses (rooming houses) under Municipal Code Chapter 285, Rooming Houses, will be conducted by the Multi-Tenant House Licensing Tribunal. These hearings will be held in accordance with the Tribunal’s Rules of Procedure. All appeals related to licences under former City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 285, Rooming Houses, initiated prior to March 31, 2024, will be heard by the Rooming House Licensing Commissioner.

Illustration of a multi-tenant (rooming) house. The top floor of the two storied detached house has two bedrooms and a bathroom. The main floor includes a living room and a kitchen and dining area, and the basement includes two bedrooms.

The Multi-Tenant House Licensing Tribunal (MTHLT) is governed by the Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 575. It is an independent quasi-judicial body consisting of locally appointed members who will make decisions about multi-tenant house applications and licences that are appealed or referred to the Tribunal.

About the Tribunal

Find out what the Tribunal has the authority to do and more.

Filing an Appeal

Step-by-step information on the Tribunal’s appeal filing process.


Find all Tribunal forms.

Hearings & Decisions

Information on scheduled hearing dates and decisions.

Public Meetings

All Tribunal business meetings are open to the public. Agendas are posted seven calendar days in advance of the meeting date.

Tribunal Member Biographies

The Tribunal consists of six members, including a Chair and a Vice-Chair. Each hearing is conducted by three members.