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Parkdale Rent Strike Organizers Beat Eviction

Today our neighbours at 1251 King defeated their landlord’s eviction case against rent strike organizers Mark and Pratussa. Respect to Mark and Pratussa for standing their ground and again demonstrating that working-class people in Parkdale can and should refuse to back down under threat of eviction. Harassment, pay-offs, legal tricks and high-priced lawyers can’t beat

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1336 King Tenants Visit Landlord Marina Grmusa

Today our neighbours at 1336 King, along with members of Parkdale Organize, visited the Mississauga home of their landlord, Marina Grmusa. Grmusa is evicting our neighbours Melissa, Cesar, and Marco. We made it clear that our neighbours are here to stay. In August, Grmusa tried to strong-armed Melissa and Cesar into signing forms which would

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This Is Parkdale Newsletter, Vol. 2, Issue 3

A LOT CAN CHANGE IN A YEAR Last May 1 saw something new in Parkdale: the MetCap Rent Strike. It started on May 1, 2017 but began months, if not years, before. Thousands of people in Parkdale have been struggling for years as tenants, as workers, as parents, as indigenous people, as immigrants and the

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Parkdale Rent Strike Defeats Rent Increase

The rent strike at 1251 King has ended in victory. Nuspor has withdrawn the above guideline rent increase at our building. Seven months ago the MetCap rent strikers declared victory. Their victory inspired us and made our rent strike possible. Like them we organized, took direct action and won. We organized under different conditions. MetCap

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Parkdale Rent Strike Brings Nuspor to the Table

Late last week rent strikers at 1251 King received notice from their landlord, Nuspor Investments, requesting a meeting to settle the strike. Last night rent strikers met to elect their committee. Rent strikers will meet representatives from Nuspor to make their demands clear: drop the above guideline rent increase and do the repairs now. They have agreed

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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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