Posted January 16, 2017
On Saturday January 14th, Scarborough ACORN members gathered in the lobby of 215 Markham Rd to hold a Tenants Speak Out to ensure that the building management responds to the complaints of tenants regarding the poor conditions in the building. The building, owned and operated by CAPREIT, has a number of very significant issues. First and foremost being the stoves in the building which, due to the application of a supposed safety element, are now completely defective, meaning that it takes almost 30 minutes to simply boil water.
The tenants gathered in the lobby and signed letters of demands for management in the building, and also spoke extensively with the press. Camera teams from CTV, CBC, Global, and CP24 all came out to the action and were shocked by the condition of the building. ACORN Leaders in building spoke extensively to the press and are looking forward to hearing from building management in the coming days.
CBC News: Scarborough ACORN Tenant Speak-out
Global News Toronto: Scarborough ACORN members speak out
CBC Radio-Canada: Des locataires dénoncent l'état de délabrement de leurs logements
CTV News: Tenants Speak Out at 215 Markham Rd