Catherine Fife MPP, Waterloo

Government of Ontario

Tenant Rights

The 2024 Tenant Guide is your source for the most up-to-date resources for protecting your tenancy.

Fill out the form on this page to request a paper copy of the guide or click here to download your digital copy of the 2024 Tenant Guide. 

Note: Broken Links in the 2024 Tenant Guide 

We've done our best to ensure all links in the Tenant Guide are accurate and functional at the time of publication, however many of these links are to external sites that we do not maintain. The following is a list of broken links in the 2024 Tenant Guide - the links provided below should be functional. If you come across any broken links in the 2024 Tenant Guide that are not listed here, please let us know by email at [email protected]. Thank you for your understanding! 

City of Waterloo Noise Bylaws (broken link on page 14) 
Standard Lease from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing (broken link on page 18) 
Steps to Justice Housing Law Resource (broken link on page 23) 
Conestoga College Student Housing (broken link on page 23) 
Region of Waterloo - rent resources (broken link on page 24) 

General resources for tenants:

If you are facing harassment:

If you have problems with repairs and maintenance in your unit: 

If you have problems with rent increases and evictions

Organizing a Tenants' Association

One of the best ways to secure your rights as a tenant is to form a tenants' association. If you want to organize a tenants' association in your building, please reach out to our office and we will connect you to support on this process.

Organizations that can help you with your housing issues, or support your organizing

If you are looking for housing: