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.
Thank you for reading this story...
More people are reading rabble.ca than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall – at rabble we’ve always believed in making our reporting and analysis free to all. But media isn’t free to produce. rabble’s total budget is likely less than what big corporate media spend on photocopying (we kid you not!) and we do not have any major foundation, sponsor or angel investor. Our only supporters are people and organizations -- like you. This is why we need your help.
If everyone who visits rabble and likes it chipped in a couple of dollars per month, our future would be much more secure and we could do much more: like the things our readers tell us they want to see more of: more staff reporters and more work to complete the upgrade of our website.
We’re asking if you could make a donation, right now, to set rabble on solid footing in 2017.