Great news for renters and their animals in Ontario: a new law was recently passed that prohibits landlords from banning pets in rental housing*. The new, simple standard lease “will be mandatory for private residential leases signed on or after April 30, 2018, including tenancies in single and semi-detached houses, apartment buildings, rented condominiums and secondary units (such as basement apartments)”.
* “While Ontario Tenant law previously stated landlords couldn’t prohibit pets, this now applies to more rental accommodations in the Province of Ontario, outlined on http://www.isthatlegal.ca
It’s still common for classified and other rental ads to say, “No Pets”. The law doesn’t seem to prohibit that, so some uninformed owners continue to give up their pets.”
And for those people working to stop housing pet bans outside of Ontario: