March 1st, 2010 - Toronto ACORN is leading the city wide campaign to fix rental housing.
Last year the city launched a new inspection regime as a result of a multi-year campaign by Toronto ACORN, tenant groups and our allies on city council. While this program has seen some results – it’s also further exposed the extent of the problem.
Toronto tenants continue to be forced to endure bed bugs, mold, poor maintenance and other abuses, largely at the hands of a handful of large corporate landlords.
As a next step in Toronto ACORN’s campaign to see the city expand and improve the existing program we are holding a City Wide Forum to rally tenants and announce new supporters of the campaign.
WHAT: Livable Housing Forum
WHEN: Saturday, March 20th, Noon
WHERE: Main Square Community Centre (245 Main St. just south of Danforth ave.)
ACORN National Board Chair Marva Burnett who lives at a high rise in Scarborough that was recently inspected by the city had this to say about the program:
“The city needs to have a better way for tenants to get things fixed because the current system isn’t doing enough. Landlords just appeal the city’s work orders and we the tenants have to keep living in disgusting conditions. Something’s got to change.”
Attending or speaking at the forum will be City Councillors: Adam Giambrone, Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Paul Ainslie, Anthony Perruzza, John Parker and MPP Cheri DiNovo