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Rental Housing

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Rental housing is an essential part of sustainable, complete communities. It provides options to meet lifestyle and economic needs as well as flexible accommodation, as life circumstances change.

The protection of rental housing has been identified in Making Room for the Middle: A Housing Strategy for Mississauga as a priority. The Strategy identifies actions to develop a by-law that:

  • controls the conversion of rental units to condominium ownership; and
  • controls the demolition of rental units.

The City is now in the process of drafting a Rental Housing Protection By-law and welcomes your questions and/or feedback.


HAVE YOUR SAY

We want to hear from you! Please share your thoughts using the feedback tools below, or attend our upcoming Community Meeting!


ABOUT THE PROJECT

Rental housing is an essential part of sustainable, complete communities. It provides options to meet lifestyle and economic needs as well as flexible accommodation, as life circumstances change.

The protection of rental housing has been identified in Making Room for the Middle: A Housing Strategy for Mississauga as a priority. The Strategy identifies actions to develop a by-law that:

  • controls the conversion of rental units to condominium ownership; and
  • controls the demolition of rental units.

The City is now in the process of drafting a Rental Housing Protection By-law and welcomes your questions and/or feedback.


HAVE YOUR SAY

We want to hear from you! Please share your thoughts using the feedback tools below, or attend our upcoming Community Meeting!


Have suggestions about how we can better protect rental housing in Mississauga? Please share them with us here!
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How about rentals for people who make less then that?
There is lots of citizens who are on ODSP or minimum wage. How about seniors who hardly ever make more than half of the "middle "?
If you don't even have $2000/month, how can you afford a rent of $2,500+?

Lucyna 1 day ago

This is not protection this way too much control of the government(City of Mississauga).
There are plenty of rental buildings/units in Mississauga as well as many many condo units fort rent by investors.
Give builders more incentives and they will build rental units.
Let the free market do what is needed not more controls!!!!

Mr. J 1 day ago

what about pensions we are barely getting by now and you are talking rents $2,500 its more rents in the $600 to $700 so a little dignity and look after our selves thats what is needed

2177 2 days ago

Stopping rental-to-condo conversion and rental property demolition is just a band-aid. You're addressing symptoms but the issues are infinitely more deep-rooted than that.

Why are few if any rental properties being built? Why were there more purpose-built rental properties constructed in 1972 alone than in the sum total of all the units built in the 25 years after that?

I have 19 pages of bullet notes about the housing and affordable housing crisis that I presented to two deaf MPPs last summer. I'm happy to share them with you if you contact me directly.

cseepe 17 days ago

Let the free market decide who lives where. Ontario is drowning in debt. Mississauga debt continue to grow. We need less government interference.

Fg 18 days ago

Make laneway housing legal

Dale Paredes 19 days ago

Renting is a pain for newcomers and other people who were legally admitted to Canada. There is a need to solve this problem

Bassam 19 days ago

As a disclaimer, I am a tenant and I don't own the condo where I have been living for the past 3 years. Please try to ensure landlords have full control over their owned units or buildings. Trying to do otherwise will just hurt real-estate investment in the city. If you see any bright side of not doing this, I believe it will be a short term one and indicates some longer term vision problems. Try to study effects of rental control in other countries, an extreme form where I was born, my Dad owns a condo worth 2.5M in local currency and is rented out for 25. Yes, only 25. Sale price is 100,000 multiples of the monthly rent. He doesn't have any control on his unit or can evict tenants or increase the rent. This carries an economic effect of 60 years of bad decisions of rent control for the protection of the MIDDLE class. You can try to imagine the social problems created because of the unjust. It is an extreme example but still an eye opener. If the government really wants to help, THEY should help by making it easier and CHEAPER to build and develop. Not to go after and punish landlords who decided to invest in the city or the province.

Ahmed 19 days ago

The more that small landlords lose property rights to the homes they own, the fewer people want to be landlords, leaving less rental stock available dispersed throughout nice family-friendly neighbourhoods (ie basement apartments, whole-house or townhouse rentals provided by individuals who live in one home while purchasing a 2nd as an investment). This puts more strain on the city to supply rental apartments - which in turn inevitably leads to rental high-rise ghettos as the city attempts to keep costs down, since the city cannot purchase, administer and maintain a wide variety of rental stock throughout various socio-economic neighbourhoods in a cost-effective manner.

Mila 20 days ago

The city has no business interfering in the free market. Now you will need a whole beaurocracy of administrators. Govern but don’t run anything stop this before it gets started

Peter d 23 days ago

If you want to rent your own condo townhome, do you need to apply for a permit with the city of Mississauga?
Thanks.

rentalquest 24 days ago

While I think carl1969 is correct with some areas turning ghetto with all the apartments like paisley off of hurontario in Mississauga. I rent my apartment and rely on apartment rentals as I can’t physically afford to own in this market. If my apartment was to be some to condos I would be left homeless and probably have to rent some closet condo for $1800 a month.

Ktuhlin 25 days ago

I agree with carl1969. Benefits are much greater to the individuals to not be in large "ghetto" subsidized. I have a brother and sister-in-law living in a condo with rental properties within and they are far more happier and feel normalized.
As a society in whole I believe this to benefit all.
CurlerR

Curler$ 29 days ago

I believe there is enough rental housing in the city of Mississauga...too much rental housing in any one district causes districts to become almost "ghetto" example meadowvale area near meadowvale town centre...I really think that dividing rental/owner housing is better so even if some rental properties were sold for condos it is positive as it gives a positive example for renters to mimic owners in terms of taking care of personal property/behavior in the community etc. I am a resident of Mississauga and own my home

carl1969 about 1 month ago