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Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)

Works to better the housing situation of Ontario residents who have low incomes including tenants, co-op members and people who are homeless. 

Record #: MET5004 Last Full Update: 24 Feb 2017
Notes
Public Comments No direct legal services for individuals except in relation to test cases
Description and Services
Description (Service) Community legal clinic * works to better the housing situation of low income Ontario residents including tenants, housing cooperative members and homeless people * no direct legal services for individuals except in relation to test cases * law reform * policy development * community organizing * public legal education * funded by Legal Aid Ontario

Tenant Duty Counsel Program -- Tracy Heffernan, Program Director * legal advice and information for unrepresented low income tenants, provided at offices of the Landlord and Tenant Board (see separate entry) * walk-in service only
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Ontario
Boundaries Ontario
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Service Categories Community Legal Clinics ; Duty Counsel ~ Housing Issues ; Judicial Advocacy ~ Housing Issues ; Legal Decision Making Support ; Legal Issues Education/Information ~ Housing Issues ; Legislative Advocacy ~ Housing Issues ; Tenant Rights Information/Counselling
Contact Information
Office Phone 416-597-5855
Toll Free Phone 1-866-245-4182
Fax 416-597-5821
Website www.acto.ca
Social Media Twitter
Primary Contact Camelia Beyan, Director of Administration
Primary Executive Kenneth Hale, Director of Legal Services
Names
Alternate Name ACTO ; Ontario Advocacy Centre for Tenants ; Tenant Duty Counsel Program
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Toronto Downtown Central
Address & Map
55 University Ave W, Ste 1500
Toronto, ON M5J 2H7
 
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Intersection University Ave and King St W
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features ; Elevator with braille features