Apartment Building Evaluation

RentSafeTO: Apartment Building Standards (ABS) is a bylaw enforcement program that covers buildings that are three or more storeys and ten or more units. It ensures that building owners and operators comply with building maintenance standards. The program includes evaluation, auditing and enforcement of standards, so that Toronto residents living in rental buildings have clean, safe and secure homes.

This dataset contains building evaluation scores for all evaluated buildings that are registered in the ABS program. A building evaluation focuses on the internal and external common areas of a building such as common areas and building grounds, entrance, exits and elevators, stairwells, mechanical systems such as heating and ventilation, etc. All areas are reviewed for each building with rates assigned by scores from 1 to 5, with 1 being the worst condition and 5 being the best condition. Assigned scores are then used to determine an overall building evaluation score. The overall evaluation score will determine if a full building audit is required. For example, a low scoring building will be subjected to a full building audit, which is a more comprehensive inspection of the building. Other buildings may be scheduled for an evaluation in either 1, 2 or 3 years.

More information about the ABS program can be found here.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

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Last Updated April 18, 2021, 00:00 (UTC)
Created August 23, 2019, 16:17 (UTC)
Package ID 4ef82789-e038-44ef-a478-a8f3590c3eb1
Package Name apartment-building-evaluation
Excerpt This dataset contains building evaluation data for rental buildings that are registered in the City's RentSafeTO: Apartment Building Standards program.
Limitations The calendar year that an evaluation was conducted is not the program year that an evaluation is conducted in. This dataset contains all evaluation data.
Dataset Category Table
Refresh Rate Annually
Owner Division Municipal Licensing & Standards
Owner Section Policy & Strategic Support
Owner Email RentSafeTO@toronto.ca
Civic Issues Affordable housing,Poverty reduction,Fiscal responsibility
Formats XML,JSON,CSV
Topics Locations and mapping,City government,Business,Development and infrastructure
Information URL https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/housing-shelter/rental-housing-standards/apartment-building-standards/