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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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This Is Parkdale: A Documentary on the Parkdale Rent Strike

About the film: In the summer of 2017, in the Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale, over 300 tenants living across 12 apartment buildings went on rent strike to protest a wave of rent increases that would have displaced members of their community. Through months of organizing and a series of escalating actions, working-class people took on

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Victory: Collective Action Beats Evictions in Parkdale!

We are very pleased to report that Phil, Brandon, and Kelly have beaten their evictions! They will stay in their homes and continue to contribute to neighbourhood life in Parkdale. Congratulations to our neighbours! Last Friday the three tenants, along with members of Parkdale Organize, delivered a letter to their landlord at his place of

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Landlord and Domino’s Owner put on Notice

Last evening our neighbours Phil, Brandon, and Kelly, along with members of Parkdale Organize, delivered a letter to their landlord Paval Kanagathurai at his Domino’s pizza franchise at 1671 Dundas West (just east of Lansdowne).We are demanding Paval stop all eviction proceedings against his tenants by Friday, October 20. (We would like to thank the workers

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This Is Parkdale: a documentary on the Parkdale Rent Strike

From May to August more than 300 of our neighbours in MetCap buildings went on rent strike and won. Their rent strike forced MetCap to substantially drop the rent increases and commit to a program of rent-relief for low-income tenants. The rent strike was a turning point for Parkdale. Our neighbours showed us that when

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Parkdale Rent Strike Ends in Victory!

Statement of the Rent Strikers’ Negotiating Committee Today we are pleased to announce that the Parkdale rent strike has ended in victory. The organizing of hundreds of working class people in Parkdale, including us and our neighbours, has shifted the balance of power between landlords and tenants in Parkdale in our favour. For the past

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An Interview with Parkdale Organize

Parkdale Organize was recently interviewed by the UK website Novara Media. Full text is below. The original publication can be found online here. // No to Gentrification, Yes to Rent Strikes: An Interview With Toronto’s Parkdale Organize by William Neumeister Recent events have made it tragically clear how dangerous it can be when tenants’ concerns

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