A human rights matter was settled in August 2017 involving allegations that the Respondent denied housing to a family with a child.

David Wood [the landlord] regrets that the family believed they were going to be excluded because they have a child. He realizes that to assume children automatically reduce the quality of living for other tenants is not only false but treats those looking for housing as less than human and such actions can lead to homelessness as a result.

“The law is clear – it is discriminatory to refuse housing to tenants based on family status,” said David Wood. “I have committed to understanding the obligations under the Human Rights Code of Ontario”.