According to a news release from Emina Gamulin, who describes herself as a "Parkdale organizer," dozens of tenants are occupying the Summerhill offices of Timbercreek Asset Management at 25 Price Street and are calling on the company to negotiate with people that are behind on their rent.
The group claims that Timbercreek "is hoarding 150 vacant units at the West Lodge buildings in #Parkdale in the midst of a housing crisis," according to one of their tweets.
They are also demanding that the company "create a plan for the vacant units at the West Lodge towers and to address hostile behaviour from staff, including willfully refusing repairs," according to the news release.
The protestors say that instead of negotiating with tenants, the landlord called the police.
Members from 175 households across four buildings in the Queen and Lansdowne area – 103 and 105 West Lodge and 157 and 165 Jameson Ave. – have signed a letter with their demands after a survey conducted by tenants of Westlodge found that one in five households is behind on rent.
“Timbercreek ... can afford to forgive the rent of tenants who’ve been unable to pay in full since April,” said Paterson Hodgson, a tenant at 105 West Lodge Ave., in the press release.
“The alternative is that Timbercreek will evict hundreds more working-class people into homelessness during an ongoing and worsening pandemic and housing crisis.”
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Photos of the cast and crew hard at work in Hamilton have been popping up on social media over the past several days. Elliot Page kicked things off by posting a selfie from what looks like to be the inside of a trailer — the telling sign is the post-it note tucked right under his mirror.
Page and his co-star Emmy Raver-Lampan were snapped on set in this photo posted on Wednesday afternoon.
Elliot Page seen for the first time back on set of The Umbrella Academy. https://t.co/fr2Qa8Wo8G
The job posting states that it is looking for people 18 years of age or older from Ontario of any ethnicity and gender who have a "unique look." The best part is, you don't need camera experience to apply.
Anyone looking to apply should submit before the cutoff date, May 19, but if you want to increase your chances, it's recommended you apply ASAP.
Company: Milo Casting
Who Should Apply: Anyone who is comfortable on a skateboard or roller skates.
"As you know, many young people will require parental consent to have that vaccine or not. If the parents do not wish to have their son or daughter vaccinated, and that approval is required, it won't be forced upon them," she stated.
"We encourage people very strongly to receive the vaccine as soon as it's their time to protect themselves and their loved ones, but at this point, it will not be compulsory."
Health Canada has approved the Pfizer vaccine for children 12 and up. In a technical briefing on Wednesday, the Ontario government announced that they are looking to start getting children vaccinated by June.