AHCP Seminar Series: The Right to Stay Put: Toronto Renters Confront the Housing Crisis

Affordable Housing Challenge Project is an initiative of the University of Toronto School of Cities. The AHCP collective brings together scholars from across the University of Toronto, who are researching issues related to housing affordability from different disciplinary perspectives, with the objective of working together to research, discuss and debate the causes, processes, policies and consequences of declining housing affordability.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 7:00-9:30pm
610 Auditorium, Health Sciences Building
155 College Street, 6th floor
Wheelchair accessible

Event Description:

The situation for renters in Toronto has become dire. Half of the city’s renters already can’t afford their homes, while prices are only expected to increase this year. Renters also face emerging challenges like personal-use evictions, above-guideline rent hikes, and increasingly unreasonable demands in rental application processes. From renoviction to rent control, our panel this month will be discussing the many issues faced by today’s renters, and how to assert tenant rights in the face of Toronto’s housing crisis.


  • Karen Andrews – Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)
  • Regini David – West Scarborough Community Legal Services
  • Kim Marshall – Power in Community
  • Alejandra Ruiz Vargas – ACORN Toronto
  • Moderated by Alan Walks, Professor, University of Toronto

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