Your Rights As A Tenant

As a tenant in Ontario, you have legal rights. These rights are explained in the Human Rights Code and the Residential Tenancies Act.


The Human Rights Code applies to every person in Ontario. The Residential Tenancies Act applies to most people who rent their housing.

Before you rent

Your landlord cannot discriminate against you because of your:

  • Race, place of origin or ethnic origin;
  • Religion;
  • Sex, age, sexual orientation or marital status;
  • Family status; or
  • Disability.


For example, a landlord cannot refuse to rent to you because you are a newcomer to Canada or because you have children.

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