Date: February 9, 2021
TO: Ontario Landlord Association Stakeholders
FROM: Karen Restoule, Associate Chair and Lynn Dicaire, Registrar
RE: Eviction Enforcement Resumes
On February 8, 2021 the government announced that residential eviction enforcement will resume in three public health unit regions on Wednesday, February 10, 2021:
- Hastings Prince Edward Public Health
- Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health
- Renfrew County and District Health Unit
In these three regions, the Court Enforcement Office (Sheriff) may enforce all Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) eviction orders. To find out which public health unit your rental unit is located in, enter the postal code in the Ministry of Health’s Public Health Unit Locator.
In all other regions of the province, previously announced restrictions on enforcement of LTB evictions orders by the Sheriff remain in effect. In those regions, the Sheriff cannot enforce an LTB eviction order unless the order asks the Sheriff to expedite the enforcement. If you believe the LTB should request an expedited eviction, please raise the issue at your hearing.
The government may make further changes to the list of public health unit regions subject to these restrictions in the weeks to come.
The LTB continues to hold hearings for all types of applications and issue orders, including orders for evictions. This will help ensure that tenants and landlords seeking resolution from the LTB are provided access to justice with minimal service delays.
Please continue to refer to our website for operational updates. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
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Karen Restoule Debbie Koukouves, on behalf of Lynn Dicaire
Associate Chair Registrar