According to Toronto's fire captain, an estimated 80% of renters in Toronto do not have any form of contents insurance.
CIUT FM89.5 spoke to Geordie Dent, Executive Director of the FMTA, about Tenants Insurance, which most tenants do not currently have. Listen to the show here. A summary of the show is in this article.
Geordie is also featured in another article about how to cope with a fire or flood in your home.
Finally, the Toronto Star reports that a private bed bug registry website has become a popular (though imperfect) resource for tenants. Read that article here.