February 16, 2021
TO: Ontario Landlord Association Members
FROM: Karen Restoule, Associate Chair
Lynn Dicaire, Registrar
RE: Eviction Enforcement Resumes in 27 Ontario Regions
On February 16, 2021, the government announced that residential eviction enforcement will resume in 27 public health unit regions:
- Niagara Region Public Health
- Chatham-Kent Public Health
- City of Hamilton Public Health Services
- Durham Region Health Department
- Halton Region Public Health
- Middlesex-London Health Unit
- Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services
- Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit
- Southwestern Public Health
- Thunder Bay District Health Unit
- Wellington-Dufferin Guelph Public Health
- Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
- Brant County Health Unit
- Eastern Ontario Health Unit
- Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit
- Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit
- Huron Perth Public Health
- Lambton Public Health
- Ottawa Public Health
- Porcupine Health Unit
- Public Health Sudbury and Districts
- Algoma Public Health
- Grey Bruce Health Unit
- Northwestern Health Unit
- Peterborough Public Health
- Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit
- Timiskaming Health Unit.
The Court Enforcement Office (Sheriff) may enforce all Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) eviction orders in these 27 regions and the previously announced three regions that are no longer subject to the Stay-at-Home order. 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.
[original signed by] [original signed by]
Karen Restoule Lynn Dicaire
Associate Chair Registrar