Wills for Ontario: How to Make Your Own Will


98 pages
Contains Illustrations
ISBN 0-88908-348-7




Reviewed by Toby Rupert

Toby Rupert was a librarian living in Toronto.


Caroe’s book has often been revised and updated over the years; the fifth edition was reviewed in CBRA 1981 (entry 4117). It is still useful and instructive, particularly for the section on probates. McInnes’s book was first published in 1972. This latest edition reflects a general updating. Half of the book consists of part of the Landlord and Tenant Act, along with parts of other acts, and samples (leases, forms, and court orders). The topics in the textual commentary include definitions of leases and how to terminate, both as a landlord and as a tenant; the rights of tenants to privacy; repairs and sublets; the rights of landlords to security deposits, seizure, and rent payments; how rent increases are reviewed; what the property tax credit is; and court actions. There is a bias toward the tenant here, but the material clearly outlines the positions assumed by both landlord and tenant, and the book can be used by either to size up the adversary.


Caroe, Laurence C., “Wills for Ontario: How to Make Your Own Will,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed June 24, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/36761.