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Low income Toronto residents still forced to rely on unsafe rooming houses

Regini David is a community worker at Scarborough Community Legal Services.

“We are very disappointed to see the city councillors not addressing the needs for low income tenants,” says David. “Rooming houses should be legally allowed and monitored in our neighbourhoods.”

On Thursday, she 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.


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