There are fees associated with the RentSafeTO: Apartment Building Standards program, including registration/renewal fees and building audit fees. In addition, apartment building owners who do not comply with the program’s requirements may be subject to enforcement action, including fines.
Apartment buildings registered with the City must pay certain fees. Current fees can be found in the Fees and Charges Bylaw (Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 441, Fees and Charges, Appendix C, Schedule 12). All fees are subject to an annual increase each year in accordance with the City’s User Fee Policy.
Fees are waived for social housing providers, which include:
There are general fines that City can issue if an apartment building owner does not follow the requirements outlined in the Apartment Buildings Bylaw, or any other applicable bylaw. These include:
The Apartment Building Bylaw has offences for which convicted building owners can be fined. This includes:
These fines are applicable to both private landlords and non-profit social housing providers.
If a building owner does not comply with a City-issued Order to correct a bylaw contravention, the City has the authority to do the remedial work at the expense of the property owner. The cost of this work is added to the property tax bill.