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What does the new Ontario “Eviction Ban” really mean?

Tenants are understandably confused by the latest orders from the province regarding evictions in Ontario.  Yesterday, the Ontario government issued a temporary mandate banning most eviction enforcement during the state of emergency. This order expires in 14 days, at which time it must be renewed. But what does the ban really mean?  Many Ontarians were

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Organized Tenants Stop Eviction

Today organized tenants successfully stopped an eviction from being carried out in Little Portugal. Timbercreek/Hazelview took ownership of the building less than two months ago and while this eviction was started before they bought the building, they now have a clear decision to make: will they try to drag a single mom and her children

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Michael Lax: You Won’t Evict our Neighbours!

Yesterday flyers were posted in the neighbourhood of landlord Michael Lax of Nuspor Investments, owner of the high rise apartment building at 1251 King in Parkdale. Flyers were also posted in the area of the private school where Lax is a director. We hope Lax’s neighbours and the families who are part of his school

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We Won’t Abandon Our Schools

In wealthy neighbourhoods across Toronto, in-person enrollment sits at 80-95% for their elementary schools. In working class neighbourhoods like Parkdale, Jane and Finch, Markham and Eglinton and throughout Scarborough, 25-60% is the norm. So, what do they know that we don’t know? They know that when they keep their kid enrolled, they prevent classes from

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What OPSEU Workers Can Do About Mass Evictions

Unionized public service workers (members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union) are required at every stage of the eviction process. Without those workers, mass evictions would not be possible. Participating in the eviction of struggling tenants during a health and housing crisis is not a public service. Your employer may demand you participate in

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Breaking News: Evictions to resume as soon as August 1

“It’s not fair to the neighbours. It’s not fair to the people in the neighbourhoods.” – Doug Ford on tenant protests and not impending mass evictions, July 7, 2020  Ford is now moving to end the eviction moratorium at the same time as pushing through Bill 184. This new law enables mass evictions through fast-tracked

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Toronto Tenants Demand No COVID Evictions

Yesterday hundreds of working class people marched through downtown Toronto, rallying at Queen’s Park before marching to the Landlord and Tenant Board. Tenants from Malton, Etobicoke, Jane and Finch, Parkdale, East York, and Scarborough were united in their demands for a permanent ban on evictions and forced collection of unpaid rent during the months of

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