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Nearly 90 Ottawa ACORN members join virtual protest to stop demovictions!

Posted February 1, 2022

In recognition of the City's two year anniversary of declaring a 'Housing and Homelessness' emergency, Ottawa ACORN members led a 90+ person virtual protest against demovictions. Ottawa made history on Jan 29th, 2020 by becoming the first city in the country to declare housing an emergency. While ACORN members supported this declaration wholeheartedly, not enough has been done to actually END the emergency! 

Le Droit: Manifestation d'ACORN devant le 641-649 rue RideauDA

Posted January 22, 2022

Un peu plus d’une dizaine de personnes s’est rassemblée jeudi midi devant les logements abordables du 641-649 rue Rideau, à Ottawa, pour réclamer de la Ville d’Ottawa le rejet de la demande de démolition des cinq bâtiments. Leur destruction permettrait la construction d’une tour d’habitation de luxe à cet endroit.

Centretown Buzz: Affordable apartment building may be torn down, turned into surface parking lot

Posted January 22, 2022

A three-story, six-unit apartment building on Nepean Street is facing demolition, in order to put up a parking lot.

This would force six tenants to move. Several of them joined with Ottawa ACORN to hold a protest on January 6 in front of the building at 142 Nepean.

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Capital Current: Ottawa anti-poverty group leads Vanier rally calling for government to ‘criminalize’ high-interest lending

Posted January 11, 2022

On a sunny afternoon in Vanier, red flags waved and chanting could be heard in the parking lot of a strip mall on Donald Street. A crowd of 20 people answered a voice from a megaphone: “What do we want? Fair banking! When do we want it? NOW!“

142 Nepean St members fight demolition of housing for a parking lot!

Posted January 6, 2022

Tenants at 142 Nepean St reached out to Ottawa ACORN in the winter of 2021 after learning that the developer who bought their building was planning to demolish the 6 unit Centretown apartment to replace it with a parking lot! How did the developer inform tenants? By planting a big "applicants proposal" sign outside the building without notice after already submitting their rezoning application to the City. 

Toronto Observer: East-Toronto apartment complex rife with repair, management issues: tenants

Posted January 5, 2022

When Morad Roohi and his partner decided they needed to find new accommodation last winter, their search turned up very few affordable options.

One of them was Main Square Apartments in Toronto’s east end, a complex of four apartment buildings at the intersection of Main Street and Danforth Avenue.

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