Date issued: January 18, 2021
Effective date: January 1, 2021
The City Guideline is applicable to Federal Non-Profit Housing, Section 95.
City Guidelines are issued to communicate changes to the City of Toronto’s mandatory policies and procedures that housing providers must follow.
City Guidelines are issued when a Local Rule is established by the City of Toronto, the Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) Administration Manual is updated, or other relevant legislative changes or operational requirements must be communicated to housing providers. City Guidelines which impact RGI are incorporated into the RGI Administration Manual.
The City of Toronto is the Service Manager, as defined by the Housing Services Act, 2011 (HSA). The HSA and its regulations set out the rules that housing providers must follow in administering the RGI program along with providing authority for Service Managers to establish Local Rules for certain circumstances.
The City of Toronto has established the RGI Administration Manual as the authoritative document to be used by housing providers for guidance on how to administer the RGI program. The RGI Administration Manual incorporates the City’s interpretation of how the HSA and regulations and Local Rules are to be administered.
Please see www.toronto.ca/socialhousing for more information
The Helping Tenants and Small Businesses Act, 2020, revises the 2021 rent increase guideline to make it zero percent. This City Guideline updates the Required Rent Increases for 2021 Low End of Market (LEM) Rents (Table 1) to reflect this change and is a replacement of City Guideline 2020-3.
Required Rent Increases for 2021 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|
|2021 Market Rent Index||2021 Market Rent Index|
|Toronto Zone 1 – Former City of Toronto (Central)||M1A1||0 %||0 %|
|Toronto Zone 2 – Former City of Toronto (East)||M1A2||-4.3 %||0 %|
|Toronto Zone 3 – Former City of Toronto (North)||M1A3||0 %||0 %|
|Toronto Zone 4 – Former City of Toronto (West)||M1A4||0 %||0 %|
|Toronto Zone 5 – Etobicoke (South)||M1C1||0 %||0 %|
|Toronto Zone 6 – Etobicoke (Central)||M1C2||0 %||-0.5 %|
|Toronto Zone 7 – Etobicoke (North)||M1C3||0 %||0 %|
|Toronto Zone 8 – York||M1F||0 %||0 %|
|Toronto Zone 9 – East York||M1B||0 %||0 %|
|Toronto Zone 10 – Scarborough (Central)||M1E1||0 %||0 %|
|Toronto Zone 11 – Scarborough (North)||M1E2||0 %||0 %|
|Toronto Zone 12 – Scarborough (East)||M1E3||0 %||0 %|
|Toronto Zone 13 – North York (Southeast)||M1D1||0 %||0 %|
|Toronto Zone 14 – North York (Northeast)||M1D2||0 %||-2.3 %|
|Toronto Zone 15 – North York (Southwest)||M1D3||0 %||0 %|
|Toronto Zone 16 – North York (North Central)||M1D5||0 %||0 %|
|Toronto Zone 17 – North York (Northwest)||M1D4||0 %||0 %|
If you have any questions, please contact your Housing Consultant.