News release: TCHC extends pause on the enforcement of evictions for arrears

TORONTO, June 17, 2021 — Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) has extended its pause on enforcing evictions for unpaid rent (arrears).

The pause will remain in place at least until the move to Step 3 in the province's recovery plan.

During the pause, TCHC will continue to follow all steps in its arrears collection process and eviction process short of enforcement by the Sheriff.

The pause only applies to evictions for arrears. Evictions for cause will continue to be enforced where appropriate.

Tenants who have arrears and are in default of a repayment agreement or a mediated agreement at the Landlord and Tenant Board may face eviction after the pause is lifted.

Help is available for tenants who have fallen behind in their rent during the pandemic. These tenants can contact their Tenant Services Coordinator or the Client Care Centre at or 416-981-5500.


"We are extending the pause on arrears evictions to protect the safety of tenants who might become homeless or otherwise lack access to stable housing during the pandemic. We'll keep the pause in place at least until the move to Step 3 in the province's recovery plan and assess the situation at that time."

"Tenants who have fallen behind on their rent should contact us. We are here to help."

— Sheila Penny, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer

About Toronto Community Housing (TCHC)

Toronto Community Housing is Canada's largest social housing provider. We are owned by the City of Toronto and provide homes for nearly 60,000 low- and moderate-income households in more than 100 of the city's neighbourhoods. Our buildings represent a $10-billion public asset.

Media contact: TCHC Media Line