The Ontario government has issued a pause on the enforcement of residential evictions after the province’s stay-at-home order took effect Thursday.
In a press release, government officials said the Landlord and Tenant Council would continue to accept eviction requests and issue orders, but enforcement will be paused during the current state of emergency, except in “emergency situations” such as those involving illegal activity.
Officials said this included evictions orders that were issued but not enforced prior to this announcement.
This is the second time Ontario has implemented a ban on the enforcement of residential evictions since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
When the province first announced the stay-at-home order on Tuesday, a residential eviction ban wasn’t included, prompting calls for change. Currently, a number of commercial evictions have been temporarily banned in Ontario.
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