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The Canadian Multifamily Investing Podcast

Feb 25, 2021

With 350,000 residential rental units represented by its members, the Federation of Rental Housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO) advocates for the rental housing industry.  In this episode we discuss the impact of the current rental freeze on landlords and developers, the longtime supply issue being faced by the industry and its root causes. Not only do we discuss some of the issues the industry is facing, but more importantly, we dive into solutions for rental housing providers and developers. In this interview we speak with Tony Irwin, President & CEO at the FRPO, the leading advocate for quality rental housing in Ontario. If you’re looking for insights regarding the rental housing industry and its dynamics, this episode is for you!

Before joining FRPO, Tony was President & CEO at the Canadian Consumer Finance Association; a national trade association representing businesses that provide a range of financial products to Canadians. Prior to his posting at CCFA, Tony held progressively senior roles in the financial services and insurance sectors. With experience in government relations, Tony advocates for government regulated industries that play vital roles in today’s society. 


In this interview, we covered:

  • What FRPO is all about
  • Rental housing supply in Ontario through the pandemic and beyond
  • Areas of focus on FRPO initiatives: Relationships between landlords and tenants, health and safety of residents and front-line staff, advocacy for support and government programs, repayment plans and referrals for tenants, amongst more.
  • How the rent freeze may impact the rental housing supply
  • Deferred maintenance, doubling insurance, and rent control


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Tony Irwin President & CEO at the Federation of Rental-Housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO)


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