Send a Message to the Landlord Tenant Board in Solidarity with the 1440-1442 Lawrence Tenant Association!

For years, Barney River Investments have been neglecting the buildings they own at 1440 and 1442 Lawrence Avenue West — while harassing and threatening tenants, charging illegal rent and even going so far as illegal lockouts.

The neglect includes mold, leaks, and broken appliances. Canada Post hasn’t delivered the mail to these buildings in over 3 years because of bed bugs, cockroaches, and mice. No one should be living in these conditions.

Due to these substandard living conditions, tenants in the buildings came together to form a Tenant Association and withhold their rent in order to take on Barney River and fight for their right to affordable and livable housing.

Since forming the tenant association, the landlord has been systematically targeting tenant association members and violating their tenant rights, including illegal lockouts, failing to serve notice of hearings to known members of the tenant association, threatening members with baseless eviction notices and demanding illegal rent payments.

Tenants are fighting to get these issues addressed. They have also filed tenant applications to the Landlord and Tenant Board. But the Board has failed to schedule those applications.

Enough is enough.

We are demanding that the Landlord Tenant Board hear the 1440-1442 Lawrence Tenant Associations’ collective T2 (tenant rights violations) and T6 (maintenance violations) applications immediately.

You can read the T2 application here, and the T6 application here.

We can’t win this fight alone — we are stronger together. 

If you care about the right to housing and disapprove of Barney River’s treatment of tenants, please take a moment to send a letter to the Landlord Tenant Board asking them to hear the collective T2 and T6 applications immediately.

So far the LTB has scheduled dozens of the landlord’s L1 hearings to evict tenants but has failed to schedule tenants’s collective T2 and T6 applications, despite granting the hearing “expedited status.”

In one of the latest eviction hearings against one of the leaders of the tenant association, Rashid Limbada, the adjudicator refused to hear evidence related to tenants’ rights violations.

We need you to send a letter to help give tenants of 1440-1442 Lawrence a chance to be heard at the LTB.

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