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’

Maintenance Committee Operating Guidelines

Maintenance Committee Operating Guidelines

The purpose of the maintenance committee is to oversee maintenance, repairs, and general upkeep of the coop’s buildings, property, common areas and grounds. The committee advises, supports, and makes recommendations to the board of directors on all matters of facilities management and maintenance.

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Approved by the Board of Directors, June 2017

Accommodation Policy for Residents with Disabilities

Approved at a General Members' Meeting on September 25, 2017

In the Woodsworth Housing Co-op Accommodation Policy for Residents with Disabilities (“the Accommodation Policy”), the term “accommodation” refers to adapting or adjusting policies, procedures, structures, etc. for a resident with a disability, and not to its more common usage as lodging or housing. 

1. Statement of Commitment

Woodsworth Housing Co-operative (“the Co-op”) commits to addressing residents’ needs in a manner consistent with the Ontario Human Rights Code that is inclusive and free of barriers based on disability, unless to do so would cause undue hardship to the Co-op. This Accommodation Policy applies to all residents of the Co-op, as required by the Human Rights Code.

Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the principles of dignity, individualization, and inclusion. The Co-op will work cooperatively, and in a spirit of respect, with all partners in the accommodation process.

Here is the full text which can be read online or downloaded or printed.