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Rent strike campaign organized by residents in Toronto, Canada.

Toronto Residents Announce Rent Strike on February 1st

This following report from Parkdale Organize announces yet another rent strike in the Toronto based neighborhood. For more information about Parkdale Organize, check out our podcast interview about their last successful rent strike here.  Tonight,...

Tenants Demand Nuspor Investments drop Rent Increases

This morning a group of our neighbours from 1251 King, along with members of Parkdale Organize, travelled together from Parkdale to the uptown offices of the landlord, Nuspor Investments. We came to demand Nuspor...

This Is Parkdale, Vol. 2, Issue 2: “Gentrification” is the Tip of the Iceberg

Download PDF Here “GENTRIFICATION” IS THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG It seems like everyone nowadays is talking about ‘gentrification’ in the neigh­bourhood, especially now that two condo towers are slated to go up at King and...

Toronto: Tenants Organize Against Rent Increase at 1251 King West

Our neighbours at 1251 King are beginning to organize against an above guideline rent increase at their building. Their landlord, Nuspor Investments, is trying to raise the rent way above the guideline to make...

Ontario: Food Terminal Workers Union Wins First Victory

This report comes from Parkdale Organize, an autonomous self-organized group of workers and tenants in the Toronto area. The following report comes from a job site.  From our neighbours who work at the Ontario Food...

Toronto: Collective Action Beats Evictions in Parkdale!

We are very pleased to report that Phil, Brandon, and Kelly have beaten their evictions! They will stay in their homes and continue to contribute to neighbourhood life in Parkdale. Congratulations to our neighbours!Last...

Toronto, ON: Landlord and Domino’s Owner Put on Notice

Last evening our neighbours Phil, Brandon, and Kelly, along with members of Parkdale Organize, delivered a letter to their landlord Paval Kanagathurai at his Domino’s pizza franchise at 1671 Dundas West (just east of Lansdowne).We...

Parkdale Rent Strike Ends in Victory!

Statement of the Rent Strikers’ Negotiating CommitteeToday we are pleased to announce that the Parkdale rent strike has ended in victory. The organizing of hundreds of working class people in Parkdale, including us and...

No to Gentrification, Yes to Rent Strikes: An Interview With Toronto’s Parkdale Organize

Recent events have made it tragically clear how dangerous it can be when tenants’ concerns about their homes are ignored. In this context, it’s inspiring to take a look at Parkdale, an area in Toronto, Canada where...