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North End Breezes: The Two Towers: Stories from the Bottom of John Street

Posted June 8, 2021

The Two Towers, the second novel in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy (along with the film based on it), is the scariest, most unsettling of the series. The two towers overlooking the harbour at the foot of John Street remind us of this tale. Theirs is also story of the search for something precious and powerful, of a titanic struggle between good and evil, but most importantly, the importance of having somewhere to call home.

Peel ACORN Members Held Successful Petitioning Day for RentSafe in Malton

Posted June 1, 2021

On Saturday May 29th, 9 Peel ACORN members and leaders held had an amazing RentSafe Petitioning Day at the Westwood Mall area in Malton. 

New and long time members came out from all over Mississauga and Brampton to fight for RentSafe Mississauga and flex their petitioning skills, and it was a success! Members raked in a total of 76 contacts to support RentSafe!

Toronto ACORN's Rent Grant Victory!

Toronto ACORN City Hall

Posted May 28, 2021

Thousands of tenants in Toronto are behind on rent and at risk of eviction, which is why Toronto ACORN members have been fighting for rent relief for tenants, and targeting all levels of Government.

While Trudeau and Ford have done their best to ignore the problem, we managed to push John Tory and secured a victory for tenants in need of rent relief!

Nova Scotia Advocate: Loophole: Housing advocate calls for elimination of fixed-term leases in Nova Scotia

Posted June 8, 2021

KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – David Comeau had the ideal home, across the street from his children’s school, and in his affordability range. The only problem: he was living on a fixed-term lease. Rather than opting to renew, like a year-to-year or month-to-month lease, the landlord is the sole decision maker for lease extensions.

ICI Radio-Canada: Un contrat social qui se fait attendre par des résidents d'Heron Gate

Posted June 7, 2021

D’ici quelques semaines, la Ville d’Ottawa devrait donner son approbation à des plans de réaménagement de la communauté d'Heron Gate. Des locataires sont menacés d’expulsion, et leurs défenseurs estiment que le promoteur n’a toujours pas signé de « contrat social ».

Ottawa Citizen: Resumption of evictions during COVID-19 risks worsening of homelessness, affordable housing crisis

Posted June 7, 2021

The lifting of Ontario’s temporary pause on residential evictions this week could create a “devastating” housing crisis in Ottawa by tossing thousands of residents from their homes, Somerset Ward Coun. Catherine McKenney says.

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