Peel ACORN: Rathburn Rally!
Posted December 14, 2022
Close to 15 ACORN members and tenants of 425 Rathburn joined up and rallied together at the premises, demanding the management to be accountable over the countless issues and problems they’re letting happen. Unfortunately the management office was closed as usual. So the rally delivered a letter of demands through the mail slot, as well as pinning it on the door, as management seem very shortsighted.
Rodents – mice and rats, cockroaches, little to no heating, rampant mold growth, nonexistent plumbing, broken doors and crumbling stairs, an aggressive Superintendent, holes in the ceiling, floor, anything really. And almost no repair or maintenance work done for any of that!
To make it worse, these tenants have then gotten illegal rent increases of 4-6%, as well as aggressive letters, and threats of eviction. No one should be treated this way, it’s awful.
The members then decided to mass call 311, to get the city flooded with complaints about the property. Most of the action was filmed by CBC Marketplace. The whole action was led by awesome tenant leader Marcia Bryan, and a lot of tenants including April, Sherry, Hilda, Julia, Nathaniel and Zahra spoke out.