October 6, 2011, - 6:03 pm

Toronto Allows “Muslim Only” Apartment Rental

By Debbie Schlussel

I don’t know the law in Canada.  But I do know the law in the U.S. regarding landlord-tenant issues as they intersect with civil rights.  And I would imagine that, as in America, a Canadian landlord cannot discriminate in deciding to whom to rent a property.  In the U.S., for example, one could not advertise “No Muslims” in an ad for an apartment.  You’d get the Justice Department on your butt, even though you don’t want Hezbollah and HAMAS supporters in your building.  Heck, I’d bet that if I put out an ad that said, “Apartment For Rent, but No Hezbollah and HAMAS Fans,” I’d get lawsuits by Muslims and Eric Holder’s people. But, apparently, in Canada, discrimination in favor of “Muslims only” is allowed.


No Access for Non-Muslims

Yet more evidence that Muslims want and receive not equal treatment but better and preferred treatment.  They get special rights and are allowed to engage in conduct that would sic the law on the rest of us.  Blame Canada?  In this case, definitely, because it’s apparently okay there to have a rental policy of . . .

Non-Muslims Need Not Apply“–The Real Islamic “Tolerance”:

There’s a two bedroom basement apartment for rent in Toronto’s northwest end —one bathroom, newly painted and renovated with a side entrance. The ad, posted on popular classified site Kijiji.ca, comes with the typical caveats —no pets allowed, no smokers. And then, a less common request: Only Muslims need apply.

It’s the exact kind of specifications the Ontario Human Rights Commission recently warned landlords against putting in their online classified ads —any denial of a prospective tenant due to race, ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age and disability, among other things, is grounds for discrimination according to the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s housing policy and the Ontario Human Rights Code.

But for all its condemnation of the practice, the commission this week said they can’t police these online ads, that it’s out of their hands.

Instead, a person would have to call up the prospective landlord and file a complaint if it is clear they were not considered for the apartment because they weren’t Muslim, for example, or Chinese, Korean or Japanese as one other Craigslist Vancouver ad said it would prefer the successful tenants to be.

“If you say ‘Muslim only,’ in the law, you’d be discriminating against Buddhists, against Christians. That could be grounds for an application of the human rights code,” said Geordie Dent, executive director of the Federation of Metro Tenants’ Associations. Complaints about landlord discrimination regularly trickle into his office and other legal clinics in Toronto, but few are pursued because of the momentous financial and time commitment costs that come with hiring a lawyer and seeing a lengthy tribunal case.

Many such ads appear on sites specifically geared toward one community. But a search Wednesday brought up 32 results for “Muslim only” requests under the real estate category on Kijiji.ca. When contacted by the National Post, one landlord looking to rent a one bedroom apartment in Brampton, Ont., said he “does not want to give the apartment to any other people,” besides Indians or Muslims, as his ad requires. He did not have a specific reason for only wanting to rent to Indians or Muslims, nor did he deny knowing about the Ontario Human Rights Code implications. Another landlord who said in his ad for a two bedroom basement apartment in Mississauga that he would welcome Muslim families said he would also accept other tenants who were not of that faith, so long as they did not drink. The ad says nothing about prohibiting alcohol. Yet another, on Torontomuslims.com, advertises a spacious 1 bedroom apartment for a Muslim bachelor.

Don’t look for the authorities in Toronto to do anything about this. Officials said they have a small budget and stressed that the majority of the cases involve “No Blacks,” or anti-Asian rental ads. Get it? They don’t want you to pay any attention to the new discrimination. It gets in the way of their narrative. So they won’t do anything about it.

And Muslims are laughing at us all the way to the bank . . . and the jihadist mosque . . . and the HAMAS money-laundering meeting.

27 Responses

Oh well, at least they’ll all be contained in one little area. It’s a shame the once proud people of Canada have become such limp wristed panzies. I guess that what happens when a society is bludgeoned with gun control like they are. I know they are a lot of hunters as well but the ccw is non existent.

samurai on October 6, 2011 at 6:11 pm


Interestingly, I went to a website in which the Harper Government’s defense of Israel at the UN was cited glowingly in the news article. 90% of the comments were pro-terrorist antisemitic crap. Goodbye, canada. I was nice knowing you. Of course, the final outcome of the dhimmitude was outlined in Kratman’s Caliphate.

Occam's Tool on October 6, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    From Tom Kratman’s Caliphate, a scene from a West Point Class :

    “Mr. Hamilton: there are American Imperial Subjects and Citizens. There are American Imperial Allies. There are also rebels against the Empire. There are, however, no Canadians.

    “10 demerits.”

    Occam's Tool on October 6, 2011 at 10:28 pm

That’s raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacist

Kim on October 6, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Yup. And of course Muslims are bilingual, right? Its not your typical Canadian francophone who is being solicited to rent that apartment.

NormanF on October 6, 2011 at 7:31 pm

How’s this for a slogan…maybe Canadians will get it..”Muslims hate your mother”. Is that going to work?

Gino on October 6, 2011 at 9:11 pm

O Canada, we don’t stand on guard for thee… anymore!!!

Gino on October 6, 2011 at 10:16 pm

I am sure that we already have this nonsense going on in America, it’s just not publicized.

Speaking of which, in our neighborhood, street clothes are not allowed in our private pool…except for the Muslim wearing the full sweaty chador in our 98 degree Washington, DC summmer. Nope, while everyone else wore a bathing suit, she went right into the pool in her full regalia.

We once had no Muzzies in our neighborhood. Now we have three. They will multiply like cockroaches soon.

Jonathan E. Grant on October 6, 2011 at 11:28 pm

Folks, could you imagine if those apartments in Toronto, ON either said something like this, “Christians Only” or “Jews Only”, I can guarantee you all of the Ontario leftist and muslims in the Toronto area would be complaining and bellyaching about it and call the apartment rental’s “racist” or “bigot”, etc.? Think about it people.

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on October 6, 2011 at 11:43 pm

if I don’t want to rent to people who eat pork & cook with it for religious reasons it’s my right to deny that person – it has nothing to do with racism. this is a fine line & it’s not up to the gov’t to police the want ads – if someone feels discriminated on whatever basis it is up to them to file a complaint with the CHRC and it will be investigated.

canuckjeff on October 7, 2011 at 12:57 am

Yes, the excuse given for non-enforcement was laughable. It is doubtful that many publications would even contest a cease and desist order, since the practice is so blatantly discriminatory. The expense excuse is plainly a ruse to cover up a decision not to pursue housing claims against Muslims.

Worry01 on October 7, 2011 at 4:19 am

Sounds like the great debacle with HUD housing here in the U.S. Illegal aliens are NOT allowed to apply for and/or receive federal assistance, including HUD housing yet the landlord cannot ask them if they are here in the country legally….

Little paradox here maybe?

IceNoMore on October 7, 2011 at 7:25 am

Canuckjeff and IceNoMore…Each of you touch upon the question of PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS. I have had rental property and started a rental property LLC. I have been a registered LIBERTARIAN for decades. As far as I am concerned, if you are a property owner, you have an absolute right to rent to whomever you want and under whatever terms to which you and the tenant agree.

To those who disagree, well, all I have to say is that THE MARKET WILL COMPENSATE, ADJUST, AND PROVIDE SUFFICIENT QUANTITIES.

Landlords should NEVER be placed in situations that IceNoMore describes. When government is involved, no landlord will ever win and if PCism is involved, the landlord becomes the whipping-boy.

ps. Grant, next time at the pool, bring your dog in the water and throw hot dogs for him to fetch. It’ll be like DDT on a mosquito.

Dennis on October 7, 2011 at 8:45 am

I moved to Toronto 4 years ago fromt he US. My in-laws live in a very jewish area (York region); we moved into the same neighborhood; Thornhill Woods. I can tell you that the muslim population has boomed in just a mere 4 years, I see them everywhere! Even in our 80% Israeli neighborhood you can now see hijabs driving around all the time; the demogrpahic shift is astonishing! 2 years ago a massive mosque (of course with minaret) was build smack in the middle of this area, right on the key jewish corridor known as Bathurst St. This was the beginning of the end, and it’s not getting any better. For example, York Univerisy has become ground zero for pro muslim, anti Israel activities, groups, rallies, etc, including ongoing “Israeli Aparthied” groups. I can tell you that visible jews (mainly religious) are harassed and threatened, an no one gives a sh1t. I now live in Richmond Hill, just 5 min north of Thornhill and it’s even worse, the Arab community dominates this area and continues to grow. Canada is not learning from Europe’s mistake in immigration policy, in 5-10 years things will be progressively worse, the aformentioned article is just one small example…and it’s such a shame because I really like Canada

Moses on October 7, 2011 at 10:25 am

The double standards the Muslims are afforded are just amazing. Imagine an ad for “Christians Only” or “Jewish Only” and the controversy the mainstream media would cause? Hussein Obama would sic Holder on them so fast it would be like Michelle running out to get ribs.

Oscar on October 7, 2011 at 10:29 am

This is why we need a strong border patrol at the Canadian border. Canada has a long history of being weak on Muslim terrorists.

Truth on October 7, 2011 at 12:41 pm

What is to stop a private non-muslim individual from applying for the place then getting turned away and then sueing the landlord for discrimination? If the govt. gets enough complaints THEY must take action… don’t they??

HA HA!! I know Canadians have no spines….oh, cana DUH!

YellowRoseofTexas on October 7, 2011 at 9:29 pm

YellowRoseofTexas, people who live in glass houses…

(If you read this site at all then you should know you’re not exactly going after muslims like you went after the Japaneses.

sg on October 8, 2011 at 2:03 am

As The Shah Of Iran predicted about what was going to happen to the West !

arya on October 8, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Has it ever occurred to anyone besides me that there are two perfectly legal ways around laws against descrimination in classified ads? If I put up an “apartment for rent” ad on the community bulletin in an Orthodox shul, 99.99% of the people who see it will be religious Jews. If I put up such an ad in the Apocalyptic Pentacostal Tabernacle, 99.99% of the people who see it will be Fundamentalist Christian Blacks. If I put up such an ad in a mosque, 99.99% of the people who see it will be Moslems. Also, many large cities have newspapers with a 95% Jewish readership or a 95% Black readership or a 95% Irish Catholic readership. Ads posted in places of worship, or printed in such newspapers, don’t get the wide distribution of ads placed on-line, or in major newspapers. But they virtually-and legally-guarantee that the person will get the applicants he wants.

Miranda Rose Smith on October 9, 2011 at 4:15 am

    CORRECTION: Has it ever occurred to anyone besides me that there are two perfectly legal ways around laws against discrimination in classified ads?

    Miranda Rose Smith on October 9, 2011 at 5:14 am

This is not an apartment rental sign. In Arabic it says that this is a Muslim tombstone or graveyard. The Arabic sign also prohibits anyone to enter if wearing unappropriate clothes…

Before righting an article read carefully, theres a huge difference between an apartment and a graveyard/tombstone.

GG: No-one said it was an apartment sign. I used it to describe what Muslims wanted for the apartment: No Muslims. DS

GG on October 9, 2011 at 12:10 pm

in either ways its not wrong to ask for Muslims only as its also not wrong to ask for Christians or Jews only.


In this post the person asking for a roomate once either a practicing Christian or Muslim, does that mean they are against Jews or discrimanting Jews or atheists? No, they just want a roommate that they can agree with. The same goes when you rent your house, you might now want the person who rents your house practice things that you dont socially or religously accept and choosing who stays at your house is a personal preference.

GG on October 9, 2011 at 5:13 pm

The argument is moot. What sane, non-Muslim would want to live amongst those abba-dabba-dough heads anyway?

Bronc on October 16, 2011 at 11:16 am

Hey ,
The Arabic board does not say this. It is fabric. It is says that “please, cover your body and hair if you want to come in” ….

mohamed elhess .. a student at WSU on February 17, 2012 at 3:34 am

I know the post is ol but the picture used is related to a muslim cemetery not residential buildings for living people and it is normal to ask people to wear decent clothing when visiting.

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