A year ago, the Ontario Municipal Board struck down a zoning bylaw in Kitchener that restricted supportive housing in a particular neighbourhood, citing the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The Advocacy Centre for Tenant in Ontario (ACTO) was the motivating force behind this case.
Now, the Dream Team, a group of psychiatric consumer / survivors, has launched a similar legal action, alleging that zoning rules that impose minimum separations and other restrictions on supportive housing and group homes are a violation of the Human Rights Code.
The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has launched a full legal hearing at regarding zoning rules that restrict the location of supportive housing for people with physical or mental health needs.
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