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Toronto ACORN Resist Renovictions Rally at City Hall

Posted June 15, 2021

ACORN members had a  great rally outside of Toronto City Hall on June 14 to put pressure on the City to create a renoviction bylaw, similar to what BC ACORN won in New Westminster back in 2019. 

Thirty members from across Toronto came out to join the rally and over fifteen deputed the same evening to the subcommittee on the protection of affordable rental housing. 

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.

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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