March & Rally: Join the May 1 Rent Strike!
Stop the above guideline rent increases!
Do the repairs!
We will march to MetCap buildings on Tyndall and Jameson, then rally in front of the high school, Parkdale Collegiate Institute.
Live in a MetCap building?
Join the rent strike May 1.
Live in Parkdale and rent from a landlord other than MetCap?
Support your neighbours!
MetCap manages 19 buildings in Parkdale. Six of the buildings currently face AGIs for capital expenditures. MetCap uses AGIs as part of its strategy to push out working class and immigrant tenants from its buildings, renovate units, and raise rents there is no rent control on vacant units.
In February 2017 tenants at 87 Jameson organized to oppose an Above Guideline Rent Increase AGI sought by MetCap. MetCap sought the maximum legal increase - 3 above the provincial guideline each year for three years consecutively. In response, on March 1, a week before their Tribunal hearing date, 87 Jameson tenants went on rent strike. On March 8 at thier AGI Tribunal hearing, MetCap refused to negotiate with the tenants. The hearing was postponed.
Rather than accept defeat at the Tribunal, tenants at 87 Jameson decided to turn to their neighbours. In March a neighbourhood-wide campaign against MetCap began to build momentum.
Since March tenants in MetCap buildings in Parkdale have been organizing tirelessly in their buildings, holding lobby meetings, conducting door knocking, holding mass meetings at the local library, protesting at MetCaps office, and getting significant media attention.
On May 1 tenants in MetCap tenants will go on rent strike to demand MetCap withdraw the AGIs and do the repairs.