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Join the FMTA Petition to ban evictions

Just a note that evictions are set to return to Toronto, Peel Region and North Bay-Parry Sound on March 8. Evictions have already resumed across most of the province.
While eviction hearings have continued during the current ban, enforcement of evictions (the sheriff) has been suspended. Enforcement is set to continue next Monday.
Evictions spread COVID and kill people. We’ll continue to fight for a full ban on evictions during the pandemic.

Refer to this link below to sign the FMTA Petition:

Petition: We Need A Real Eviction Ban Now!
https://www.torontotenants.org/evictionban?utm_campaign=return_of_evictions&utm_medium=email&utm_source=fmta

Danforth-Main Laneway Connection will transform the laneways running to the north and south of Main St Station, and to the south of Coleman Park, into safer, more welcoming places by working with the local community to analyse the spaces, develop master plan of improvements, and add things like gardens, public art and pedestrian-friendly lighting to the laneway edges of neighbouring properties (at the request of property owners). Project master planning and design will take place from February through June, followed by construction planning from July through August, and culminating in installation in September and October.

Upcoming Project Kickoff e-meeting and Site Analysis e-meeting

More information about the project including details and sign-up information for the Project Kickoff e-meeting on Wednesday February 24, and the Site Analysis e-meeting on Monday March 8 can be accessed at these links:

Danforth-Main Laneway Connection
https://www.thelanewayproject.ca/danforth-main

The Laneway Project is a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to bringing laneways to life.
https://www.thelanewayproject.ca/

Refer to this flyer:

The FMTA (Federation of Metro Tenants’ Association) has initiated a petition for the Government of Ontario to ban all evictions. Details are below:

Petition: We Need A Real Eviction Ban Now

Yesterday, the Provincial government announced they have temporarily suspended evictions.

We know that many tenants in Ontario are struggling and wanted you to know as soon as possible to help reduce stress and worry.

Unfortunately, the ban is not a complete one – landlords can still give eviction notices, while the Landlord and Tenant Board will continue to hold hearings and issue eviction orders. 

Evictions spread COVID. Unless we get a real eviction ban and rent relief for tenants, people will continue to be evicted and COVID will continue to kill.  

Please sign our petition calling on the government to implement a real eviction ban. Lives are at stake.

Refer to this link to sign the petition:  https://www.torontotenants.org/evictionban

CAPREIT Tenants have united to form the ACORN CAPREIT Tenant Union (ACTU) and launch a national coordinated campaign to overhaul CAPREIT’s business practices. As tenants, we know that drastic changes are needed in the way REITs do business, not only to ensure that they have healthy and affordable housing long-term, but that the country as a whole does.

CAPREIT is playing a leading role in the loss of affordable housing in Canada; and it is shocking to learn what CAPREIT is getting away with.

Refer to this attachment for full details:  Acorn CAPREIT Tenant Union

 

INTERNATIONAL TENANTS’ DAY –  October 5, 2020

Online digital celebration on 5th October

Refer to this link for more details : https://www.iut.nu/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Celebration-of-International-Tenants-Day-World-Habitat-Day-2020.pdf

Check this video:

Housing for all, a better urban future
Housing is a fundamental human right. It has also been central in the battle against the spread of the COVID-19 virus where it can be a matter of life and death. The spread of COVID-19 is spotlighting as well as worsening a pre-existing global housing crisis.

IUT Contact details:

International Union of Tenants (IUT)
P.O. Box 7514 · Stockholm 103 92 · Sweden
Website: www.iut.nu

 

By Sam Tekerai, Guest contributor

During the current health crisis of COVID-19, the Ontario Government suspended tenant eviction notices that had already been filed with the Landlord and Tenant Board. Although that action was commendable, the government was already in the process of amending the existing Ontario’s Residential Tenancies Act, via its Bill 184 that was tabled prior to COVID-19.  Although Bill 184 legislation has so many facets to amend the existing 2006 Act, greater focus should be on needed changes to the ‘existing mechanisms of evictions’.

Bill 184, titled “Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community” was tabled by the Ontario Government prior to the advent of COVID-19. It has now passed its second reading in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario and is working its way through the process to become an ‘Act’. Once it is passed it will implement varies amendments to the existing “2006 Ontario’s Residential Tenancies Act”, which came into effect on January 31, 2007.  That Act sets out the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants who rent residential properties. One is left to wonder if this nicely titled legislation “Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community” could be a smokescreen for the real intent of Bill 184. These questions need to be addressed: Is the real intent to make it easier for the landlords to evict tenants, particularly those who are financially vulnerable going through economic hardship? Have these tenants reached some sort of agreement with the landlord to pay their ‘debt’ during the COVID-19 crisis?

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HYDRO ONE – COMMUNITY NOTICE
Main Transformer Station (TS) project located near the intersection of Main Street and Danforth Avenue
Demolition of Buildings at 155 and 157 Stephenson Avenue
June 2020
Please refer to this attachment for full details: Main TS – Demolition Notice – Final

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Contact information:
Community Relations Tel: 416-345-6799 |
Email: Community.Relations@HydroOne.com
Website: www.HydroOne.com/MainTS

The provincial government is trying to pass legislation that will make it easier to evict tenants. It will turn the Landlord Tenant Board into a debt collection agency where landlords can chase tenants for rent and utilities payments they are unable to make for reasons such as financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The FMTA opposes Bill 184 because it contains measures that will deprive tenants of a key safety net which protects them from eviction. This will be catastrophic for tenants who cannot pay their rent because of COVID-19, or for any other legitimate reason now and into the future.

Read the FMTAs full statement on Bill 184 and learn how to Depute for the Bill at the Standing Committee:

https://www.torontotenants.org/fmta_statement_on_bill_184_2020?utm_campaign=bill_184&utm_medium=email&utm_source=fmta

(Please share this with renters who have difficulties meeting rental payments due to the financial hardships caused by the COVID-19)

 

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