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110+ Ontario ACORN Members Meet to Demand FULL Rent Control, LTB Reform, Stop Renovictions AND MORE from the PC Government - ACORN Canada

110+ Ontario ACORN Members Meet to Demand FULL Rent Control, LTB Reform, Stop Renovictions AND MORE from the PC Government

Posted November 22, 2023

On November 20th, over 110 ACORN members from across Ontario met to discuss REAL solutions to the housing crisis – the kind you won’t hear from developers. The meeting was led by incredible ACORN tenant leaders – thank you Cristiano Da Silva (Toronto), Maribel Jagorin (Southwestern Ontario), Tanya Burkart (Peel), Andre Grandpierre (Ottawa), and Ted Plastaras (Hamilton) for leading such an engaging forum.

ACORN members met in advance of an invite-only meeting the Ministry of Housing had announced to “engage municipal partners and other key stakeholders” on how to tackle the housing crisis.

But who are these key stakeholders? With scandal after scandal uncovering the Ford government’s coziness with developers, it’s reasonable to say that the industry has a big seat at the table.

One key stakeholder Ford has forgotten is TENANTS. It was clear during our meeting that tenants have a very different perspective from the corporate developers Doug Ford’s ear – we’re less concerned with building unaffordable housing that turns a profit, and more concerned with stopping renovictions, AGIs and building more housing run by nonprofits, co-ops, land trusts, and social housing providers.

Ontario ACORN members are active, organized and refuse to be ignored. We are demanding:

1. Full Rent Control
2. LTB Reform
3. Stop Slumlords
4. End Tenant Displacement
5. Repeal Ford’s bad housing bills
6. Increase Funding to Non-Market Housing
7. Allow Inclusionary Zoning Policies to be created locally
8. Start a Rental Registry
9. Moratorium on Selling Government Owned Land
10. Climate Resiliency in Buildings

Click here for more information on each of these campaigns:

Want to help? Below are simple but effective ways you can take action in support of these campaigns:

1. Send a message to Doug Ford, the Housing Minister and your MPP using our online action:
2. Part of an organization? Ask them to endorse our campaigns here:
3. Flyer your building/block to spread the word – download a printable version here: Flyer for Ontario Housing Demands and QR Code
4. Gather petition signatures in support of the platform! Send a copy of completed petitions to – download to print petitions here: ON Housing Demands Petition 2023
5. Call Doug Ford, the Housing Minister, their Chief of Staff, and PC MPPs urging them to support these demands. Find their contact information here: Phone shy? Contact for a phone script you can use and numbers to call.