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New Video: Parkdale Rent Strike – Round 2

In press coverage of our struggle, you’ll often see that predatory landlords, poor living conditions and hardship are the focus. Reporters interview talking heads from government-funded organizations that have nothing to do with our organizing. In this and other videos from Sub.Media you will see what the story of Parkdale is really about. This is

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1251 King Rent Strikers Hold Firm at Tribunal

Tenants from 1251 King held firm on their demand that Nuspor drop an above guideline rent increase that aims to pass off the costs of a $296,935 lobby renovation, as well as over $35,000 of other costs, on to the tenants. A trial date will be set as a result. Today was in no way

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Parkdale Teachers Support Rent Strike!

Teachers at Queen Victoria Public School in Parkdale will protest in support of rent strikers at 1251 King on Thursday morning. Many students at Queen Vic live at 1251 King. Their teachers support them and their parents on rent strike. Teachers demand Nuspor drop the above guideline rent increase and do the repairs now! What: Parkdale Teachers’ Protest

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February 1 Rent Strike at 1251 King

Nuspor Investments: Drop the rent increase now! Tonight, at a meeting called by the building committee at 1251 King, tenants committed in numbers to going on rent strike February 1. The tenants demand their landlord, Nuspor Investments, drop the above guideline rent increase at the building now. In an attempt to intimidate tenants, Nuspor hired

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Tenants at 1251 King Visit Nuspor Investments

This morning a group of our neighbours from 1251 King, along with members of Parkdale Organize, travelled together from Parkdale to the uptown offices of the landlord, Nuspor Investments. We came to demand Nuspor drop the above guideline rent increase at the building. We also brought a stack of requests for repairs that have gone

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Tenants Organize Against Rent Increase at 1251 King West

Our neighbours at 1251 King are beginning to organize against an above guideline rent increase at their building. Their landlord, Nuspor Investments, is trying to raise the rent way above the guideline to make tenants pay for cosmetic renovations to the lobby and hallways. Meanwhile, the landlord ignores problems in units and expects our neighbours

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This Is Parkdale, Vol. 2, Issue 2: “Gentrification” is the Tip of the Iceberg

Download PDF here “GENTRIFICATION” IS THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG It seems like everyone nowadays is talking about ‘gentrification’ in the neigh­bourhood, especially now that two condo towers are slated to go up at King and Duffer­in. Parkdale Organize agrees that gentrifica­tion is a real problem. We don’t necessarily agree with everyone about what gentrifica­tion

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Victory: Food Terminal Workers Union Wins First Contract

From our neighbours who work at the Ontario Food Terminal: We have just returned from signing the contract. All of us voted yes on the proposals. Everyone is happy with what we have and we are looking forward to returning to work tomorrow, after almost two weeks on strike. For all of us, this is

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