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Province sets 2009 Rent Increase Guideline
By Linda Jeffrey, MPP Brampton Centre | Published  06/24/2008 | City/Region News , Political News | Rating:
Linda Jeffrey, MPP Brampton Centre
Linda Jeffrey Jeffrey was first elected municipally in 1991 and served four successful terms on Brampton City Council. In 2003, Jeffrey was elected MPP for the riding of Brampton Centre. She was re-elected in 2007 in the riding of Brampton-Springdale.In the last parliament, Jeffrey served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Children and Youth Services, the Minister Responsible for Democratic Renewal and the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs. Currently Mrs. Jeffrey serves as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. 

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June 19, 2008


McGuinty Government Balances
Rights of Tenants, Needs of Landlords

The 2009 rent increase guideline is 1.8 per cent.

The calculation is based on the Ontario Consumer Price Index, a reliable and objective measure of inflation that is calculated by Statistics Canada.

The rent increase guideline is the maximum amount by which a landlord can increase the rent of an existing tenant without seeking the approval of the Landlord and Tenant Board.

The 2009 guideline applies to rent increases that occur between January 1 and December 31, 2009.

"We're protecting tenants by keeping rent increases within the rate of inflation, while ensuring that landlords can recover increases in their operating costs," said Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Jim Watson.


  • The first rent increase guideline was calculated in 1975 at 8 per cent.
  • The 2009 guideline is calculated under the Residential Tenancies Act, which took effect on January 31, 2007, creating a new system of rent regulation that includes linking the rent increase guideline to the Ontario Consumer Price Index.

See what information the Landlord and Tenant Board can provide.

View Frequently Asked Questions about the rent increase guideline.

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