Over a hundred tenants at 1440 and 1442 Lawrence Ave W have been on rent strike against Barney River Investments since October 1st. As the rent strike continues into its fifth month, tenants rallied outside of the Barney River property management office this afternoon and served notice that they will be filing against Barney River at the LTB for tenant rights abuses and serious breaches of their maintenance obligations.
*URGENT AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT 2018 AGI*
The landlord of 33 King Street, Dream Unlimited, has agreed to have a meeting with the 33 King Tenant Association to negotiate the 2018 Above Guideline Rent Increase.
The meeting will be held tomorrow (Friday) at 9:30am over zoom. Although the meeting was scheduled last minute, we urge all of our neighbours affected by the 2018 AGI to tune into the meeting. We will be negotiating both the above guideline increase amount and potential repayment plans for any outstanding amounts.
There are three ways you can tune into the meeting tomorrow (Friday June 10) at 9:30am:
You can join your neighbours to watch the zoom meeting at 34 John Street in Studio 114. This is directly beside 33 King. You can take the alley way beside the fence along the train tracks and enter through the side door. The room is fully accessible.
2. By Zoom
This link will work beginning at 9:15am tomorrow (Friday June 10):
3. By Phone
This line will work beginning at 9:15am tomorrow (Friday June 10):
Meeting ID: 897 8401 3318
Please contact us if you have any questions, and remember - we're stronger together!
More than 100 tenants at 1440 and 1442 Lawrence Avenue West will go on Rent Strike as of October 1st, joining what is shaping up to be the largest rent strike in Toronto's history. Their landlord, Barney River Investments, has refused to address serious repairs in the building while consistently increasing rents above rent control.
Tenants on rent strike at 33 King St and 22 John St protest outside of Quayside Development site, set to be sold to Dream Unlimited who has been increasing their rents as high as 17% on housing previously built on public land.