Only problem with skipping mortgages for 6 months is the accumulation of interest ,on a $300000 mortgage in 6 months you would be around $5000 interest Mortgage u/w may be able to share some realistic numbers on that for us.If the banks give 6 month interest free I can see that argument.47% of people living in Toronto rent. There is a petition with 578,000 signatures already calling for the government to cancel all mortgage and rent payments for 6 months.
Landlords may be wise to offer to apply last month deposit cheques to rent now. That will buy some time for money from the government to start flowing.
If landlords steadfastly refuse, they may regret what happens instead. Tenants won't pay the rent and can't get evicted.