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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Ming Pao News: Pro-landlord licensing tenant activists take to the streets - 租客怒吼 促房東須領牌 趁市長選戰開打 上街維權

 
Posted April 8, 2014
 
English translation follows
 
為低收入租戶爭取權益的全國性組織ACORN昨日舉行集會,希望藉已經拉開序幕的多市市長選舉大戰的機會,向候選人提出訴求, 其中包括希望新一屆的市長班子實施「房東許可證」(Landlord Licensing)政策,以保障租戶最基本的權益。
 
昨日的集會於多倫多東約克的500號Dawes Rd.的一棟出租柏文前舉行。
 

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