Mar 29, 2018
By Michelle Saunders
The city of Toronto is becoming less and less affordable for renters and many are being squeezed out of the market. It’s part of the same phenomenon that has seen real estate prices soar. Recently, there was a big victory for a group of tenants in a Parkdale high-rise in Toronto where they successfully staged a two month rent strike after the landlord applied for twice the recommended increase, and now the landlord is backing off. So, is this a sign of things to come? Libby spoke with Kenneth Hale, legal director for the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario and Councillor James Pasternak, Ward 10 York Centre member of the affordable housing committee to learn more.