Lease Agreement

Landlords of most private residential rental units – from individual landlords to property management companies – must use the Ontario government’s standard lease template (introduced in 2018) for all new leases.

In our Diocese, the Trusts Committee requires that all leases – new or renewals – use the new standard provincial lease.

See the Canon 6 Summary Chart for detailed requirements.

Mandatory Insurance: See the Summary Chart for detailed requirements

Residential tenancies

The simplified Canon 6 procedure applies:

  1. Complete all due diligence items on the Yellow Checklist.
  2. Email a fully completed and signed checklist to
  3. Once you’ve submitted your checklist, you can sign the Lease Agreement and allow occupancy. Checklists are reported quarterly to the Trusts Committee and Diocesan Council.

Renewals also follow this process.


Refer to section 11 of the provincial lease on Tenant’s Insurance. The tenant must have their own insurance at all times.

Section 15 of the provincial lease on Additional Terms specifies the mandatory insurance coverage required. Include the Additional Terms as an attachment to the Lease Agreement.

Landlord & tenant rights

For details on landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities under the Residential Tenancies Act, see the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing’s website.

If it becomes necessary to terminate a residential tenancy agreement, consult the appropriate section of the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, S.O. 2006, c.17. You should also check with the Landlord and Tenant Board.

Commercial tenancies

The full Canon 6 process applies for all new and renewal Commercial Lease Agreements. All other forms of agreements must be approved by Diocesan Council under Canon 6.


All other forms of agreements must be approved by Diocesan Council in accordance with Canon 6.

For more information, contact Wendy Pearson, Property Resources Specialist, at 416-363-6021, ext. 245 (1-800-668-8932).