SPRC Training Residents to Push Back Again Gentrification

By Joey Coleman // @JoeyColeman
Published: Feb 11 2017 (3 months ago) // Last Updated: Feb 11 2017 (3 months ago)

The Social Planning and Research Council is training residents of Beasley and Riverdale to defend their tenant rights in the face of gentrification pressures in both communities.

Beasley has already substantially gentrified, and Riverdale is on the verge of a way of new development and gentrification in the coming years as GO Transit builds a station at Centennial Parkway, and highway commuting to the existing Burlington GO Station becomes more attractive.

Apartment buildings in Riverdale, many of them in a state of below average repair, have been purchased by Real Estate Investment Trusts in the past couple of years - these trusts more quickly to make minor repairs that allow for rent increases, and pressure existing rent controlled tenants to move in the hope of flipping apartments to higher paying tenants.
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