Woodsworth, Ontario & Toronto Laws & Policies

Woodsworth’s by-laws and policies
relevant Ontario legislation and regulations
City of Toronto by-laws and municipal code

The by-laws and policies are available in one alphabetical list through the menu on the home page of this website. For your convenience, here is another way to find them.

Province of Ontario and City of Toronto Legislation and By-Laws

Ontario. Co-operative Corporations Act

Residential Tenancies Act – Security of Tenure and Termination of Tenancies

Landlord and Tenant Board – Non Profit Housing Cooperatives

Toronto By-laws and Municipal Code – Property Standards

Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 354 ‘Apartment buildings’

Woodsworth By-Law Numbers (By-Law History)

Revised:  September 25, 2017

A complete list of all by-law numbers up to the revision date. It includes numbers that were skipped, by-laws that have been repealed, and amendments to by-laws. If you are looking for a history of Woodsworth's by-laws, this is the place to look! 

Consolidation history:
September 30, 2010: By-laws were consolidated up to April 2010, making the consolidated By-laws the approved By-laws of Woodsworth Housing Co-op.

March 1991: Earlier consolidation. By-law numbers prior to 1991 have conflicting information. Some numbers are used more than once. This list includes these anomalies and we have maintained the histories from the 1991 consolidation, in spite of these inconsistencies.

Some by-law amendments were passed without numbers:
Amendment to Organizational By-Law #1 – Feb 27, 1980, June 23, 1980, Jan 23, 1984.
Amendment to Occupancy By-Law #2 – May 31, 1988
Amendment to Rules By-Law #19 – Apr 23, 1980
Amendment to Membership By-Law #20 – Apr 2, 1981, June 23, 1980
Amendment to Maintenance By-Law #21 – Apr 23, 1980, Sept 14, 1981.

By-law numbers are accurate from 1991 onwards.

Membership Forum minutes, August 16, 2017

Minutes from the Membership Committee forum on the revision of the membership by-law, held in the penthouse on August 16, 2017.

Topics highlighted: 

  • Discussion: Should we alternate offering internally/externally for two-bedroom units in addition to one-bedroom? 
  • Discussion: Should former members go to the external waiting list? 
  • Discussion: How do we ensure that people are not abusing the LTG process? 
  • Discussion: What is the membership process for children of members? 
  • Discussion: Do we get rid of “member in good standing”? 

Click to read the full document including the introduction.

Membership Forum minutes, April 5, 2017

Minutes from the Membership Committee forum on the revision of the membership by-law, held in the penthouse on April 5, 2017.

Topics highlighted:

  • Waiting list management
  • Long term guests (LTGs)
  • Former members
  • Internal waiting list
  • Family members
  • Members not occupying their units
  • Member in good standing
  • Membership Committee processes
  • Income limits

Click to read the full document.