TO | August 12, 2022
Statement on Ombudsman’s Office 2021-2022 Annual Report

Sean Weir, Executive Chair of Tribunals Ontario, and Harry Gousopoulos, Executive Director of Tribunals Ontario, issued the following statement in response to the Ombudsman’s Office Annual Report released on August 10, 2022: “We have reviewed the Ombudsman’s Office 2021-2022 Annual Report and we are steadfast in our commitment to providing fair, effective and timely access […]

TO | December 8, 2021
Tribunals Ontario Launches “Tribunals Ontario Portal”

Today, Tribunals Ontario launched the Tribunals Ontario Portal – a new case management system that will transform how users engage with tribunals. First announced in March as part of the Ontario government’s Justice Accelerated strategy, the new system will streamline the dispute resolution process by allowing applications to be filed, processed, and scheduled online. The […]

TO | November 17, 2021
Leadership Announcement

Sean Weir, Executive Chair of Tribunals Ontario issued the following leadership announcement: “Karen Restoule has advised me of her intent to resign as Alternate Executive Chair, and Associate Chair of the Landlord and Tenant Board, Child And Family Services Review Board, Custody Review Board, and Ontario Special Education Tribunals. Her last day will be January […]

LTB | September 1, 2021
Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 Amendments Take Effect Today – New and Updated Landlord and Tenant Board Rules, Guidelines and Forms Now Available Online

Amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 (RTA) resulting from Bill 184, the Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act, 2020, take effect today. As a result of the amendments: Tenants can claim compensation equal to 12 months’ rent if their landlord issued an eviction notice in bad faith or the landlord does not allow […]

LTB | July 6, 2021
Statement on Ombudsman’s Office 2020-2021 Annual Report

Sean Weir, Executive Chair of Tribunals Ontario and Karen Restoule, Associate Chair of the Landlord and Tenant Board, issued the following statement in response to the Ombudsman’s Office Annual Report released on June 29, 2021: “Tribunals Ontario is taking concrete action to ensure Ontarians have access to timely, efficient and accessible services at the Landlord […]

TO | July 2, 2021
Tribunals Ontario Launches “Navigate Tribunals Ontario”, Expands Digital Services to Improve Access to Justice

Tribunals Ontario is launching Navigate Tribunals Ontario, an online tool that will empower users with tailored information about their rights and responsibilities and the rules and processes at the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB). “Navigate Tribunals Ontario is an example of how we are putting users first as we expand our digital services to improve […]

TO | June 21, 2021
Tribunals Ontario Expanding Access Terminals to Hamilton, London, and Ottawa Hearing Centres

As part of Tribunals Ontario’s commitment to access to justice, the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) is expanding access terminals to three more hearing centres in Ontario. Starting June 21, LTB parties who do not have access to a telephone, computer and/or the internet may be accommodated in the Hamilton, London and Ottawa hearing centres […]

LTB | July 2, 2020
Statement on Ombudsman’s Office Annual Report

Sean Weir, Executive Chair of Tribunals Ontario, issued the following statement in response to the Ombudsman’s Annual Report released on June 30, 2020: “Having reviewed the Ombudsman’s Annual Report in detail, I welcome the update on the ongoing investigation into Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) delays. Tribunals Ontario and the LTB are fully cooperating in […]

TO | June 22, 2020
Fee Increases on July 1, 2020

Effective July 1, 2020, application fees for the Assessment Review Board (ARB), the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB), the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) and appeal fees for the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) will increase. The ARB, LTB and LAT fees are increasing by six per cent. These fees are still structured so that services […]

TO | March 31, 2020
Tribunals Ontario Fee Increases Deferred to July 1, 2020

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, Tribunals Ontario is deferring the upcoming application fee increases for the Assessment Review Board (ARB), Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB), and Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT). The six per cent application fee increases for the ARB, LTB and LAT, which were scheduled to increase on April 1, 2020, will […]