42 Glen Elm Avenue

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Toronto City Council votes to ask Province to limit AGI

This week City Councilor Josh Matlow’s motion to request the province to eliminate Above the Guideline Increases (AGIs) for basic upkeep and repairs passed Council this week.

See Toronto Star article: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/02/19/councillor_urges_ontario_to_ban_rent_hikes_for_repairs.html

Counilor Matlow also has a web page against AGI, urging the public to write to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.  Found here: http://joshmatlow.ca/agi


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Lobby Renovation not an AGI captial cost

42 Glen Elm underwent a lobby renovation:
  •  new doors,
  • new mailboxes
  • new lighting
  • floor and wall tiles.

According to Ontario law, the lobby work doesn’t qualify as a capital cost that would warrant an AGI. from this page:


 (d) work that is substantially cosmetic in nature or is designed to enhance the level of prestige or luxury offered by a unit or residential complex

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AGI Process – application notification

We know that O’Shanter has every intention to apply for AGI for 2014 based on Capital Expenses occurred by the previous owner. There are many questions as to the process of appealing an AGI.


“Once the landlord files this application with the Board, the Board will give the landlord a Notice of Hearing. Thelandlord must give the tenant(s) of the units affected by this application a copy of the application and the Notice of Hearing at least 30 days before the hearing.
Once the landlord has given the tenant(s) copies of the application and Notice of Hearing, the landlord must file a Certificate of Service with the Board showing how and when the landlord gave the documents to the tenant(s).”