Housing

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...

Despite Budget of 6 Billion, Seattle Declares War on the Homeless

The following report and analysis comes from the General Defense Committee of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). It discusses that despite the fact that the city is flush with money from a...

Class War on the Lobby Floor: How Tenants Won a Rent Strike

In this episode, we talk to an organizer with Parkdale Organize, an autonomous and grassroots working-class organization in so-called Toronto, Canada, which has worked to build the power of collective action among various apartment...

Atlanta, GA: Two Gentrifying Boutiques Vandalized on Thanksgiving

The following anonymous communique was sent to IGD and we republish it below. The actions were undertaken against gentrification, a process which is pushing out the homeless, poor, and working-class communities of color while...

Police Action in East Palo Alto Displaces RV Dwellers

75 protesters blocked a street in East Palo Alto to protect families at a police action at 8 am on November 15th. A tow truck pulled up to haul away a dozen RV's occupied...

“We’re Not Leaving”: Chicago Squatters Resist Eviction

This statement published below comes from a group of squatters who have occupied a building owned by Barnett Capital, one of the driving forces of gentrification in Chicago. The squatters state that they are...
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“This is Parkdale”: How Tenants Launched A Rent Strike & Won

In the summer of 2017, in the Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale, over 300 tenants living across 12 apartment buildings went on rent strike to protest a wave of rent increases that would have displaced...

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...