Landlords will be required to track complaints, waste, pests

Toronto Council has directed staff to begin inspecting thousands of apartment buildings — including those in Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park — as part of an attempt to police bad landlords. The vote was 41-1 in favour of creating regulations which will require landlords to register each year with the city and to pay an annual fee. They will also be required to make a plan for tracking tenant requests, handling waste and dealing with pests. Landlords who fail to comply will be issued violation notices and face fines up to $100,000 under the new regulations. Premier has consultation meeting with Thorncliffe tenants