A move by tenant advocates to ensure better building standards and greater punishment for landlords who don't comply is now in council’s hands
CBC coverage of Toronto ACORN's landlord licensing campaign
Critics of the city's building inspection policy says it relies too much on local councillors taking action to solve problems, which isn't fair to tenants.
A loop hole in the rental increase caps may force many middle class families out of their homes
As the city of Toronto ponders spending millions on a program that would licence and regulate landlords, maybe it should ponder this: According to the recently-launched tenant advocacy website LandLordWatch.com, the city is the biggest slum lord out there — by a long shot.
The website landlordwatch.com compiled city inspection data and ranked buildings and landlords by the number of violations issued to them. The data goes back to 2014.
The city is considering a licensing system to ensure tenants have a “safe, secure and decent place to live.” It should go ahead and license landlords, as it does restaurateurs.
New website aggregates landlords and addresses with the highest numbers of City of Toronto investigations in an effort to highlight the need for better regulations
A new website has ranked the 100 worst landlords and apartment buildings in Toronto, information that should prove very useful for prospective renters in this city.
Check out to see what buildings are on the list
LandlordWatch.com seeks to "level the playing field" between landlords and tenants using open data.
LandlordWatch.com ranks landlords and buildings in Toronto based on violations issued by city inspectors.
Check out this news clip from CITY TV from last night. It clearly lays out why ACORN has been calling for Toronto landlords to need a license to rent.
Web giant bows to advocates who say the lending practice exploits the poor and vulnerable.
City of Toronto recommendations for licensing landlords include mandating the upkeep and maintenance of the interiors and exteriors of buildings along with a licensing fee for landlords. The recommendations will now be subject to public consultation and many tenant advocacy groups say they are a step in the right direction.
Bonnie Barrett talks to the Sheldon MacLeod Show about the NS ACORN action as part of the National Day of Action on Fair Banking.
Ottawa Member Kat Fortin urges councillors to vote "yes" in June for a low income transit pass for the working poor, seniors, youth and people on low incomes. Our members are working with the Healthy Transit coalition to keep the pressure on!
On Thursday May 5 ACORN Canada and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers came together to call on the Federal government to bring back postal banking and make sure that fair banking is a reality for low and moderate income Canadians. 5 cities across the country held actions to bring attention to the need for a postal bank as an alternative from the predatory lending industry that includes payday lenders, installment loan operators, and more.
A rally protesting payday loans was held in Halifax Thursday morning. The protest was part of a larger event held across the country.
The number of cars parking in accessible spots without a permit is on the rise. New numbers from the city of Ottawa show a slight bump in tickets issued in 2015 over 2014.
The public has until June 30 to offer feedback on controversial changes to the Residential Tenancies Act.
ACORN Members in Surrey held a rally outside of Imperial Place, the head offices of Mainstreet Equity in the city. The members are calling on Mainstreet to clean up their properties as part of the Healthy Homes Campaign.
CBC investigates FRPO contributions to Liberal Party of Ontario candidates