According to British Columbia’s provincial website, “renoviction” is used to describe an eviction that is carried out to renovate or repair a rental unit, a process closely related to the greater problem of gentrification. Cases like this have been present for much longer in neighbourhoods such as Pierrefonds, Roxboro, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, all West Island villages and near major transit stations.
Most renovations or repairs can be carried out without ending tenancies, and with only minor disruption to tenants.
For example, cosmetic renovations such as repainting, replacing flooring, installing new kitchen cabinets and countertops can almost always be done without ending a tenancy. Sometimes however, renovations or repairs are so extensive it would not be possible to carry them out while the rental unit is occupied.