Fair Housing for Toronto Tenants

Toronto ACORN members have fought a multi-year campaign to improve rental apartment standards for tenants.

CityNews: Ontario election 2022: How will the parties help renters amid housing crunch?

Posted May 24, 2022

“Being a tenant right now we feel like we’re abandoned,” Alejandra Ruiz Vargas, the chair of the East York chapter of Acorn, told CityNews in an interview on Tuesday.

“We have not been fair with renters … Renters are the ones who sell you coffee in the morning, renters are the ones who clean the city, renters are the frontline workers.”

Toronto Observer: What can Toronto learn from a horrific fire that ravaged a New York City building, killing 17 people?

 Posted May 16, 2022

New York City’s deadliest fire in more than three decades ripped through the Twin Parks apartment building in the Bronx earlier this year, killing 17 people including nine children. An unattended space heater caused the fire, officials said.

Toronto Star: Canada’s largest landlords have saved billions through tax exemptions, according to a new analysis. Is Ottawa about to end the party?

Posted May 3, 2022

After a bruising start to the COVID-19 pandemic, CAPREIT bounced back in 2021. The real estate company grew its revenue by 5.7 per cent, to $993.1 million, and extracted an average of $1,149 in rental income from tenants in each of its roughly 70,000 apartment units.

By July, its stock price was back to where it was before the pandemic began.