As of April 1, 2022, the Tenant Defence Fund was replaced by the Toronto Tenant Support Program (TTSP) and the City no longer accepts new applications for the Tenant Support Grant.


Going forward, tenant groups do not need to apply for a Tenant Support Grant to hire legal services to dispute eviction and/or affordability matters. Instead, tenant groups can now access legal supports from a designated legal organization.

There are no changes for tenant groups that already have an approved Tenant Support Grant for an application submitted prior to April 1, 2022. The City of Toronto will continue to make Tenant Support Grant payments in accordance with the requirements explained in your grant commitment letter.

Please email if your tenant group has a question regarding your approved Tenant Support Grant application.

New Legal Service Available for Tenants Living in Private Market Rental Housing

Under the new program, tenant groups can directly access legal services from a designated legal organization to address eviction and affordability matters, such as above guideline rent increase notices, N12 notices and N13 notices.

The Canadian Centre for Housing Rights (CCHR) will provide legal services to tenants, tenant groups and/or tenant associations in private market rental housing. If you are interested in receiving more information about the legal services provided by CCHR, please contact CCHR directly at 416-944-0087 (Toll Free: 1-800-263-1139) or by email at