Toronto Fire takes 'extreme measure' to shut down 3 short-term rental buildings due to code violations

The public should get in touch if they suspect a building is in violation of a fire code, as it is difficult for Toronto Fire to keep track of how a building's fire safety risk may change.

Posted:
August 22, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 18 August 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
August 21, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Fighting bad landlords: Tenants network pushing renters to organize

Success depends on "collective pressure" applied by many tenants acting together, said Campbell Young of the Hamilton Tenants Solidarity Network.

Posted:
August 16, 2017
Article source:
Hamilton Spectator

5 lessons for tenants from the successful Parkdale rent strike

Concessions from the landlord include reductions in planned above-guideline rent increases, relief for tenants facing financial hardship, and a program of maintenance and repair.

Posted:
August 15, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

New and Revised CLEO Publications - August 15, 2017

CLEO announces that new or updated resources are available in three topic areas, Abuse and Family Violence, Employment and Work, and Housing Law. 

Posted:
August 15, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Parkdale rent strike over repairs, above-guideline increases ends with tenants declaring victory

Parkdale Community Legal Services said MetCap staff reached out at the end of June to talk about tenant demands and how to end the strike, and negotiations began shortly after.

Posted:
August 14, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

New study suggests link between foster care system and youth homelessness

The study says Canada is creating a group of young people who are at higher risk of becoming homeless because they lack resources when coming out of foster care.

Posted:
August 09, 2017
Article source:
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)

'Hey brother, could you spare a quarter?' A Hamilton panhandler fights the law

"I think there's something wrong with asking someone for a quarter and you give me a ticket for $65. It just don't balance out:" Dwight Perry, a panhandler in Hamilton.

Posted:
August 03, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

As Toronto rents near Brooklyn-level prices, tenants grow desperate

Apartment-seekers are driving the streets looking for rentals and creating web profiles, similar to dating bios, to attract landlords.

Posted:
August 03, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

On the Radar: News about rent increases

This month's On the Radar has information about this important change and about the rules for rent increases.

Posted:
August 01, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)