Tenant Elections

Tenant Elections

The health and safety of tenants and staff is top priority. Toronto Community Housing is working closely with Toronto Public Health to establish additional safety protocols to protect tenants who wish to participate in election activities. We are also monitoring updates from the provincial government and so these protocols may change as updates are released. 


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Tenant Elections Milestones:

In the first quarter of 2020:

  • Building and townhouse communities across TCHC, including those in direct and contract-managed communities and the Seniors Housing Unit, participated in the selection of their preferred local engagement model at the building/townhouse level.
  • Note: in March 2020, TCHC suspended all engagement activities due to COVID-19. Not all communities were able to select their preferred local engagement model at the building/townhouse level before activities were stopped.

As restrictions are lifted and we move into different phases of business recovery, TCHC staff are resuming the tenant election process in a multi-phased approach. Tenant elections are being held across the portfolio in three phases. 

In the third and fourth quarter of 2020:

  • Communities in phase one (PDF) will complete their elections by the end of November, however election dates will vary by community. 
  • TCHC staff will take feedback from phase one to finalize the process for phases two and three.
Communities in phase two (PDF) and communities in phase three (PDF) are expected to have established their tenant leadership (Tenant Elections completed) by the end of June 2021.

Elections and related engagement activities are subject to change based on advice and guidelines from Toronto Public Health, City of Toronto and the provincial government.