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Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario

Memos and Bulletins
Public Comments No direct legal services for individuals except in relation to test cases
Contact Information
Office Phone 416-597-5855
Toll Free Phone 1-866-245-4182
Fax 416-597-5821
Website www.acto.ca
Social Media Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/TenantAdvocacy
Primary Contact Camelia Beyan, Director of Administration
Agency Information
Description (Agency) Community legal clinic
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Primary Executive Kenneth Hale, Director of Legal Services
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) COVID19 -- Tenant Duty Counsel Program, evictions halted until further notice, Landlord and Tenant Board has suspended all in-person hearings but is holding emergency hearings, if you are a tenant and have a scheduled phone meeting visit tdc.acto.ca/ to sign up for free legal advice from a Tenant Duty Counsel

Community legal clinic * works to better the housing situation of low income Ontario residents including tenants, housing cooperative members and homeless people * no direct legal services for individuals except in relation to test cases * law reform * policy development * community organizing * public legal education * funded by Legal Aid Ontario

Tenant Duty Counsel Program -- Karen Andrews, Program Director * legal advice and information for unrepresented low income tenants, provided at offices across Ontario of the Landlord and Tenant Board (see separate entry) * walk-in service only
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Ontario
Boundaries Ontario
Application Call or visit website for information
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Toronto Downtown Central
Address & Map
55 University Ave W, Suite 1500
Toronto, ON M5J 2H7
 
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Intersection University Ave and King St W
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features ; Elevator with braille features
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Government / Legal
HCSD Sub Heading Community Legal Services ; Legal Education / Information
Service Categories Community Legal Clinics ; Duty Counsel ~ Housing Issues ; Judicial Advocacy ~ Housing Issues ; Legal Decision Making Support ; Legal Information Services ~ Housing Issues ; Legislative Advocacy ~ Housing Issues ; Tenant Rights Information/Counselling

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