This Website Lists the 100 Worst Landlords in Toronto

Renters beware

Attention Toronto renters! Take a close look at this new list of the worst landlords in the city.

Landlord Watch is responsible for compiling rankings from the City of Toronto’s open data that tracks violations and putting in this useful list.

The website is run by Yale Fox, the CEO of Rentlogic, who told BlogTO it’s purpose is “to level the playing field between renters and landlords.”

Additionally, the website aims to spark a call to action from Toronto’s Licensing and Standards Committee to create licencing regulations for landlords, similar to Dine-Safe.

A list of the 10 worst landlords out of 100:

1. Toronto Community Housing (452 violations)
2. Havcare Investments Inc. (174 violations)
3. BNAI Fishel Corporation (170 violations)
4. Arsandco Investments (145 violations)
5. Q Reit Sub LP (134 violations)
6. Akelius Canada Inc. (92 violations)
7. Gupta Rakesh and Gupta Swarash (90 violations)
8. 2021349 Ontario Limited (90 violations)
9. IMH 15 Eva Ltd. (83 violations)
10. 2255761 Ontario Limited, Bell-Am Apartments Limited

Landlord Watch also features a list of the worst apartment buildings in Toronto with 500 Dawes Rd. making the number one spot.

A list of the 10 worst apartments out of 100:

1. 500 Dawes Rd. — Havcare Investments Inc. (174 violations)
2. 1501 Woodbine Ave. — Arsandco Investments Inc. (145 violations)
3. 103-105 West Lodge Ave. — Bnai Fishel Corp. (138 violations)
4. 275 Bleecker Street — Toronto Community Housing Corporation (130 violations)
5. 15 Eva Road — IMH 15 Eva Ltd. (83 violations)
6. 34 Heydon Park Road — Gupta Rakesh, Gupta Swarash (82 violations)
7. 650 Parliament Street — Parwell Investments Inc. & Bleeman Holdings Inc. (79 violations)
8. 126 Bellamy Road North — 2255761 Ontario Limited, Bell-Am Apts. Ltd. (76 violations)
9. 125 Lawton Blvd. — Alexander Robertson (73 violations)
10. 20 Pell Street — Raimondo Puopolo Corp. (64 violations)

To view the full list go to Landlord Watch.

(Photo courtesy of Joseph Morris via Flickr)