A multi-tenant house, commonly known as a rooming house, is where four or more people rent rooms and share a kitchen and/or washroom. The tenants may pay rent individually.
Multi-tenant houses are an important part of the affordable rental housing market and provides single-room accommodation to diverse communities, including students, seniors, new immigrants and low/moderate income residents.
These are only permitted in certain parts of Toronto where zoning permits. In some areas, owners must have a licence to operate multi-tenant houses.
Residents can contact 311 to report issues related to multi-tenant houses.