Coronavirus: Ontario to suspend all eviction notices, enforcement amid COVID-19 spread
A statement sent out Monday evening from the Ministry of the Attorney General said, “Tribunals Ontario is reviewing pending eviction matters in light of the rapidly evolving circumstances related to COVID-19 and no new eviction orders will be issued until further notice.”
The statement also said that Sheriff’s offices were asked to postpone any scheduled eviction enforcements set for this week.
Ontario has reported a total of 172 cases of the virus, following an announcement of 32 new cases earlier on Monday.
Health officials said that the province may be seeing the virus spread through community transmission.
“The numbers are going up very rapidly. It’s a very quickly-evolving situation now,” said Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Ontario’s associate chief medical officer of health.