The Man Who Sold Parkdale

WHAT WE WANT

We are calling for an end to displacement realty – the practice of selling affordable homes at inflated prices which push new landlords into forcing out old tenants in order to increase rents.

We want Nick Brewerton to take his displacement realty business out of Parkdale and any other neighbourhood that faces similar shortages in affordable housing.

We want the City and the Province to institute rent control on vacant apartments, preventing landlords from charging whatever they want once a unit is empty, removing the financial incentive to push poor people out of their homes.

Given the personal profit Nick Brewerton has made at the expense of Parkdale communities, we would also call on him to help facilitate the transfer of rooming house properties into non-commercial ownership that would allow it to maintain current rent levels for existing tenants.