Mayor Chow convenes meeting with Rent Strike & Dream Unlimited, but landlord doesn't show

In an effort to resolve the four-month long rent strike at 33 King St and 22 John St, Mayor Olivia Chow convened a meeting between the York South-Weston Tenant Union and Dream Unlimited, but Dream Unlimited failed to attend, opting instead to continue filing evictions against tenants on strike rather than participate in mediation.

In an effort to resolve the four-month long rent strike at 33 King St and 22 John St, Mayor Olivia Chow convened a meeting between the York South-Weston Tenant Union and Dream Unlimited. With standing room only, tenants filed into the basement of the Weston King Neighbourhood Centre ready to negotiate a settlement. However, Dream Unlimited failed to attend, opting instead to continue filing evictions against tenants on strike rather than participate in mediation.

“We want to thank Mayor Chow for stepping in and trying to bring Dream Unlimited to the table, something we’ve been trying to do for more than four months. It’s an outright shame that Dream would rather kick us out of our homes than sit down and negotiate with us, not even at the Mayor’s request. But we are not going to let this stop us and we’re stronger than ever.” says Sharlene Henry, a tenant at 33 King St and Co-chair of the York South Weston Tenant Union.

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