Housing crisis

Ontario Investing $19 Million to Address Housing Crisis

Funding the courts will resolve backlogs and speed up decisions.

The province is investing more than $19 million over three years to address the housing crisis.

Officials say the funds will resolve long-standing backlogs at the Ontario Lands Tribunal and the Landlord and Tenant Board.

The money will also support the appointment of arbitrators in both organizations and technology at the Land Court to resolve cases faster.

“Ontarians deserve the opportunity to find the right home for them, and government bureaucracy should never stand in the way,” said Attorney General Doug Downey. “We’re investing even more in the Ontario Land Tribunal and the Landlord and Tenant Board to help clear long-standing backlogs and make decisions faster so we can get more ground breaking.

Officials also note that by increasing the resources of the Ontario Land Tribunal, homes can be built faster.

“We recognize the important role the Ontario Lands Tribunal plays in providing housing in the province, and we remain committed to resolving the issues before us in a timely, principled manner,” said Greg Bishop. , Acting Chair of the Ontario Lands Tribunal. “This investment will allow the Tribunal to schedule hearings and render decisions faster and more efficiently than before, and we appreciate the support of the Government of Ontario in enabling us to provide even better service to Ontarians.”

More local news