|Date issued||Effective date|
|August 1, 2016||Immediately|
Applicability to Social Housing programs
The City Guideline is applicable to the programs for which there is an “X” in the table below.
|Housing Services Act, Part VII Housing Projects, Market and Rent-Geared-to-Income, Section 78 Housing Providers (formerly 110)|
|Housing Services Act, Part VII Housing Projects, 100% Rent-Geared-to-Income, Section 78 Housing Providers (formerly 110)|
|Federal Non-Profit Housing, Section 26/27|
|Federal Non-Profit Housing, Section 95|
|Rent Supplement Programs for Sections 26, 27, 95 and New Affordable Housing Providers|
|Toronto Community Housing Corporation|
Under the authority of the Housing Services Act, the City of Toronto, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration (SSHA) Division City Guidelines and Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) Manual are the authority for housing administration and RGI administration for social housing providers in the City of Toronto.
City Guidelines are the City of Toronto’s mandatory policies and procedures that social housing providers must follow. City Guidelines are most often issued when a Local Rule is established by the City of Toronto, the Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) manual is updated, or other relevant legislative changes or operational requirements occur. City Guidelines which impact RGI have been incorporated into the RGI Manual.
Please see www.toronto.ca/socialhousing for more information.
Required Rent Increases for 2016 Low End of Market (LEM) rents are listed in Table 1. Required Rent Increases are based on:
Where CMHC recorded decreases in rent, the Required Rent Increase is zero. Where CMHC recorded increases greater than the Rent Control Guideline, the Required Rent Increase is equal to the Rent Control Guideline.
|Toronto District||Rent District Codes||Apartment Average Rent||(Row)Townhouse Average Rent|
|2017 Market Rent Index||2017 Market Rent Index|
|Toronto Zone 1 – Former City of Toronto (Central)||M1A1||1.5 %||0.0 %|
|Toronto Zone 2 – Former City of Toronto (East)||M1A2||1.5 %||0.0 %|
|Toronto Zone 3 – Former City of Toronto (North)||M1A3||1.5 %||0.0 %|
|Toronto Zone 4 – Former City of Toronto (West)||M1A4||1.5 %||0.0 %|
|Toronto Zone 5 – Etobicoke (South)||M1C1||1.5 %||0.0 %|
|Toronto Zone 6 – Etobicoke (Central)||M1C2||1.5 %||0.6 %|
|Toronto Zone 7 – Etobicoke (North)||M1C3||1.5 %||1.5 %|
|Toronto Zone 8 – York||M1F||1.5 %||0.0 %|
|Toronto Zone 9 – East York||M1B||1.5 %||1.5 %|
|Toronto Zone 10 – Scarborough (Central)||M1E1||1.5 %||0.0 %|
|Toronto Zone 11 – Scarborough (North)||M1E2||1.5 %||0.0 %|
|Toronto Zone 12 – Scarborough (East)||M1E3||1.5 %||0.0|
|Toronto Zone 13 – North York (Southeast)||M1D1||1.5 %||1.5 %|
|Toronto Zone 14 – North York (Northeast)||M1D2||1.5 %||0.5 %|
|Toronto Zone 15 – North York (Southwest)||M1D3||1.5 %||0.0 %|
|Toronto Zone 16 – North York (North Central)||M1D5||1.5 %||0.0 %|
|Toronto Zone 17 – North York (Northwest)||M1D4||1.5 %||0.0 %|
Social housing providers (SHPs) to which this applies must take the following actions:
If you have any questions, please contact your Social Housing Consultant or the SHU:
Social Housing Unit
Shelter, Support & Housing Administration
City of Toronto
365 Bloor Street East, 15th floor
Toronto, ON M4W 3L4