The rent strikers in Parkdale, like occupiers of vacant buildings in Montreal and eviction protesters in Vancouver, are coalescing into a nationwide housing rights resistance movement.
On June 7, nearly 100 rent strikers and supporters occupied the Landlord and Tenant Board to protest a scheduled above-guideline rent-increase hearing.
At the beginning of May, a group of tenants in Toronto went on a rent strike, taking a creative and courageous stand to fix the issue of affordable housing.
A renter filing a dispute resolution application with the RTB will now have to pay $100. That’s up from $50. How is this fair?