Weston ACORN action on Saturday
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The local chapter of Toronto ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) is ready to raise a ruckus in opposition of the gentrification of Weston Village.
Advocacy groups are calling on the Ontario government to close what they call loopholes in the province’s housing law that they say allow landlords to offload maintenance costs onto tenants.
Proposed new rules that are supposed to help rein in the high price of housing in Ontario‘s expensive cities are being criticized as too weak to have much impact.
Social worker Sarah Adjekum writes that the downtown’s renaissance is having predictable impacts on vulnerable people, but not enough is being done to mitigate the harm.
Tenants at a highrise in an up-and-coming Toronto neighbourhood have staged a rent strike, saying landlords are taking advantage of loopholes in Ontario's housing law to drive low-income residents out of their homes.
More than 650 applications for above-guideline rent increases have been made in Toronto alone since the start of 2015
On Jan. 23, a small group of protesters stood in the freezing rain at the curb of a construction site for a new condo development in Ottawa’s Mechanicsville neighbourhood.