Métis Nation of Ontario opens applications for new affordable rental units in Toronto

TORONTO [August 9, 2023] The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is thrilled to announce the opening of six new affordable rental units in Toronto. An opening event will take place in the coming weeks, with further details to come.

Six units are available for MNO citizens with rent below market rates at $1,632 per month (plus utilities) for two-bedroom units and $2,042/month (plus utilities) for three-bedroom units.

“We are proud to open this new development and provide affordable housing options for our citizens,” said President of the Métis Nation of Ontario, Margaret Froh. “We look forward to making a positive impact on the lives of Métis individuals and families in need of quality, affordable housing.”

Please find a link to apply here.


The 2021 MNO Housing Needs Assessment informed the investment in this property.

  • Region 8 (covers the GTA) has one of the highest Métis populations across the province
  • Only 10.1% of the Region 8 population own their home
  • Housing affordability was identified as a priority concern during MNO 2017 focus groups sessions, particularly in Region 8

According to Canada Mortgage and Housing’s (CMHC) January 2023 Rental Market Report:

  • Toronto apartment rentals have a 1.1% vacancy rate
  • Average rent for an apartment in Toronto is $2,761 for a 2 bedroom & $2,964 for a 3 bedroom

About the Metis Nation of Ontario:

In 1993, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) was established through the will of Métis people and communities coming together throughout Ontario to create a Métis-specific, democratic, province-wide governance structure. The MNO represents and advocates on behalf of its citizens who are rights-bearing members of Métis communities that collectively hold rights, interests, and outstanding claims protected by Sections 25 and 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982, including, but not limited to, the right of self-government. Ontario is home to the 2003 Powley decision, in which the Supreme Court of Canada recognized the existence of the Métis right to harvest for food that is protected by Section 35 of the Canadian Constitution. Powley was—and remains—the only Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) decision affirming Métis rights protected by Section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982.

For more information or interviews, media may contact:

Victoria Belton
Senior Consultant, Media Profile
(416) 997 5179

Christopher Whan
Coordinator, Media and Communications
The Metis Nation of Ontario