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Disability recipient forced to live in 'illegal' rooming houses

| December 18, 2010

Podcast




Artist: John Bonnar
Title: Disability recipient forced to live in “illegal” rooming houses
Length: 06:00 minutes (5.51 MB)
Format: 44.1kHz, 128Kbps

Show Notes:

Sritharan Kanamuthu came to Canada five years ago from Sri Lanka. He’s been living in “illegal” rooming houses in Toronto for the past four years.

“Rooming houses are our homes,” says Kanamuthu. “Without them we will be on the street, depressed and homeless.”

On Thursday, he spoke at the Rupert Hotel Memorial. The Rupert Hotel was a poorly kept rooming house at Parliament and Queen that burned down on December 23, 1989, leaving 10 residents dead.