RENT STRIKE ALERT!

Hundreds of tenants at 33 King St and 22 John St in York South–Weston are now on a rent strike.

Above Guideline Rent Increases (AGIs) are being used by landlords all over the city to squeeze tenants and increase their profits. 33 King St is the building with the highest number of AGIs in the city of Toronto. To make things worse, tenants are being asked to pay more for less, because they haven’t had access to their pool or to their balconies for over a year despite paying for these amenities as part of their rent. 22 John St has no rent control or protection despite being built on public land with $10M of public funding. 

Enough is enough!

Tenants at have four demands for their landlord DREAM Unlimited:

  • withdrawal of existing AGI applications (2019 and 2021) at 33 King St
  • commitment to applying for no further AGIs at 33 King St
  • rent abatements due to loss of services, including the swimming pool, visitor's parking, balconies, and most recently, access to our units due to window repairs
  • abide by rent control at 22 John St

 

For Tenants

Some of you may have received emails or a phone call from the landlord about why you didn't pay rent. Don't be afraid! We were expecting this and it means we're gaining traction.

If you received an email, phone call, or notice about late payment of rent, please forward it or take a picture and send it to [email protected] so we can share with our legal team.

Make sure you save your rent, so you can repay it when the strike is over. Remember, we are stronger together and you are not alone!

For Supporters

Donate to the strike fund: go to www.tenantunion.ca/donate in support. Any contribution helps

Stay tune through the social media accounts:
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/YSWtenants
On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yswtenantunion/
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yswtenants

 

IN THE MEDIA

September 19: Renters frustrated as Canada's inflation rate increases to 4% (Global News)

September 13: Chow meets with tenants on rent strike (CTV News)

September 14: Toronto tenants call out controversial landlord amid four-month long rent strike (BlogTO)

August 23: Over 50 organizations show solidarity with York-South Weston rent strikes (CityNews)

August 23:'A fight for everyone:' Community coalition backs Toronto tenant rent strike (CTV News)

July 28: ‘Nightmare’ landlord greenwashes move to displace low-income tenants (The Breach)

July 28: 'It is not right': Some Toronto tenants go on rent strike to protest increases (CP24)

July 28: ‘It is not right’: Some Toronto tenants go on rent strike to protest increases (Global News)

July 28: Climate groups, tenants accuse Toronto landlord of ‘greenwashing’ rent hikes (National Observer)

July 27: Crise du logement : des locataires font la grève du loyer à Toronto (CBC Radio Canada)

July 27: Toronto rent strike picks up steam as more groups join in (BlogTO)

July 27: Tenants Team Up with Climate Activists to Protest Rent Increases (CityNews)

July 27: Residents on Rent Strike Accuse Developer of "Greenwashing" (Global News)

July 25: Hundreds of Tenants have gone on rent strike in Toronto (National Post)

July 15: More than 300 Tenants in 2 Toronto apartment buildings have stopped paying rent (CTV News)

July 15: Hundreds of tenants turn out to rent strike rally Saturday (CityNews)

July 15: Tenants Protest Rent Hikes in West End (CP24)

July 15: Hundreds of Toronto tenants rally in Rent Strike (Now Toronto)

July 15: Weston highrise tenants take to the streets to protest ‘unfair’ rent hikes (The Toronto Star)

July 2, 2023: 22 John tenants join neighbouring building in rent strike (CityNews)

July 2, 2023: Des centaines de locataires en grève du loyer à Toronto (CBC Radio Canada)

June 27, 2023: York South-Weston tenants fight back against rent increases (Spring Magazine)

June 22, 2023: Torontonians should stand in solidarity with striking renters (TVO)

June 15, 2023: CUPE Ontario supports striking tenants’ unions in show of solidarity

June 10, 2023: Toronto Tenants Are Uniting in a Mass Rent Strike (Jacobin)

June 8, 2023: Why Canada might just need a tenant revolution (Maclean's)

June 7, 2023: Organized tenants are racking up wins against landlords and politicians (The Breach)

June 7, 2023: The Current with Matt Galloway (CBC)

June 6, 2023: Will Canada’s premiers tackle rental crisis next month? Advocates, tenants want action (Global)

June 5, 2023: What are rent strikes — and do they work? (CBC)

June 1, 2023: Tenants in Toronto building are refusing to pay rent and striking against their landlord (BlogTO)

June 1, 2023: These Toronto tenants are sick of above-guideline rent increases. Now, they're taking action (CBC)

 

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