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650 Parliament: Update June 1, 2019

June 1, 2019

With regards to the proposed removal of items from 650 Parliament apartments from last update, 650 Parliament Inc. management has posted an update on the Wellesley Parliament Square website. We encourage all tenants to read the material and direct questions to class action counsel. 

The court proceedings to ask for the temporary removal of items from apartments is scheduled for June 14, 2019. We continue to ask 650 Parliament Inc. management to hold a meeting to discuss the court proceeding with tenants.

 

If tenants wish to contact class counsel on this matter, they should contact the law firms of Strosberg Sasso Sutts LLP and Charney Lawyers. Please visit their website for information about the class action lawsuit as well as contact information. These are lawyers working on behalf of 650 Parliament tenants, and they will be your best source of information.

Our office has been in touch with class counsel about having them meet with tenants to discuss the court proceedings. If we can arrange a meeting ahead of the June 14, 2019 hearing we will let tenants know as soon as possible.

 

Our office also received an inquiry about whether there was asbestos discovered during repairs, and if that may post a health risk to tenants through potential contamination of their items. We received updates from Toronto Building and Toronto Public Health on this matter. Asbestos was found several months ago, but confirmatory air sampling was undertaken to ensure there was not the release of asbestos during this work.

650 Parliament: Update May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019

650 Parliament Inc. management has posted an update on the Wellesley Parliament Square website.

The update is to notify tenants that the building owners are seeking permission from the courts to remove tenant belongings from apartments to facilitate quicker reconstruction of 650 Parliament Street. This request will likely be heard in the courts by mid-June.

When our office asked for a scheduled update on May 15, the draft statement provided by the 650 Parliament Inc. management spokesperson was confusing and unclear. We asked them to:

  1. Communicate directly with 650 Parliament tenants on their website;
  2. Clarify what the ownership intends to propose to the courts;
  3. Have the ownership confirm that it is providing relevant materials on this matter will be provided to class action counsel that is acting on behalf of 650 Parliament tenants in the class proceedings; and
  4. Hold a tenant meeting with 650 Parliament tenants to help communicate what the ownership is requesting and to answer questions.

We are pleased that management is taking action on items #1 to #3 following our request, and look forward to a positive response on #4. We have also offered to assist them with holding a tenant meeting. Should 650 Parliament tenants themselves wish to hold a tenant meeting with management on this complicated matter, Councillor Wong-Tam would be supportive.

If tenants wish to contact class counsel on this matter, they should contact the law firms of Strosberg Sasso Sutts LLP and Charney Lawyers. Please visit their website for information about the class action lawsuit as well as contact information. These are lawyers working on behalf of 650 Parliament tenants, and they will be your best source of information.

The property owner's update notifies the remaining tenants in short-term rental, hotel, or other arrangements that property management is attempting to secure local apartment accommodations for them. We have requested your landlord to provide as much notification as possible, and supports for individuals who may require additional time and assistance.

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