Toronto ACORN

Toronto ACORN was founded in 2004, with the first organized group in Canada being formed in Weston / Mt Dennis after tenants took their slum-lord to task and won $250,000 in rent abatements.  In the next ten years Toronto ACORN spread to every part of the city leading the fight and winning significant victories including raising the minimum wage; strengthening of the enforcement of apartment building standards; regulating the payday loan industry in Canada; and countless improvements in our neighbourhoods.  In the next year we plan to fight for a new Residential Tenancy Act; to turn up the heat on predatory lenders that sell consolidation loans; to continue our fight to get the city of Toronto to license all landlords in the city; and to keep the pressure on to close the digital divide.

Toronto ACORN has local meetings in your neighbourhood and they are always open for new people to get involved. Join Toronto ACORN now!

 

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Toronto ACORN launches report and petition drive for 'Bold Inclusionary Zoning'

Posted June 29, 2021

On Saturday June 19th, Toronto ACORN members from the east and west came out to demand a bold inclusionary zoning policy from their city councillors. There will be an important vote in September that could require all new condos to include affordable units. ACORN members are demanding that 20%-30% of all new developments, with 60 or more units, are set aside as permanently affordable rental housing.

Downtown Toronto ACORN Fighting For More Affordable Housing

Toronto ACORN Affordable Housing

Posted June 29, 2021

On June 24 Downtown members got together and marched the streets of Bloor St W! The members have decided the city councillor’s zoning policy is simply not enough and we need something better. Places like Dufferin and Bloor St W are slowly becoming unlivable due to the high rent and gentrification. ACORN members decided that they wanted to keep pressure on Ana Bailao who is part of the housing committee.  

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