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 Star: Toronto’s first ever car condo is coming to the city and some housing experts are calling it ‘disrespectful’

Posted October 28, 2021

Automobile aficionados in Toronto will soon be able to purchase a penthouse to store their vehicles.

Toronto-based real estate brokerage firm Metropolitan Commercial Realty recently announced plans to build what it describes as the city’s first-ever “car condo.”

Yahoo News: 'We are stretched to our limits': Advocates push for extension of Ontario rent freeze

Posted October 16, 2021

Monique Gordon is worried about her rent increasing next year as the pandemic wears on.

The single mother was laid off at the start of the pandemic and had to make do with funds from the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, which left her with only a couple of hundred dollars each month after paying for rent, utilities and her phone.

Brampton Guardian: Advocates push for extension of rent freeze

Posted October 16, 2021

Monique Gordon is worried about her rent increasing next year as the pandemic wears on.

The single mother was laid off at the start of the pandemic and had to make do with funds from the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, which left her with only a couple of hundred dollars each month after paying for rent, utilities and her phone.

CTV News: 'We are stretched to our limits': Advocates push for extension of Ontario rent freeze

Posted October 16, 2021

Monique Gordon is worried about her rent increasing next year as the pandemic wears on.

The single mother was laid off at the start of the pandemic and had to make do with funds from the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, which left her with only a couple of hundred dollars each month after paying for rent, utilities and her phone.

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