650 Parliament: Update October 9, 2019

October 9, 2019

The 650 Parliament Landlord has provided clarification to their motion that will be the subject of the tenant meeting with class counsel tomorrow. Following a discussion with counsel from Strosberg Sasso Sutts and Charney Lawyers, counsel for the 650 Parliament Landlord, Borden Ladner Gervais, has posted the following letter.

Counsel for the landlord are claiming the following:

  1. The intent of their motion is to dispose of contents that are "toxic, dangerous belongings that tenants abandon, or agree they do not want returned";
  2. They are not intending to impose any new costs on tenants;
  3. Tenants will have the option of returning their contents to their refurbished unit at no cost;
  4. Tenants can choose to retain all their unit contents should they wish;
  5. They want tenants to acknowledge the potential health risks associated with property that may choose to retain;
  6. There are tenants who appear to have abandoned their contents, and they want the court's permission to dispose of those contents; and,
  7. There is an option being provided to tenants to have their furniture be replaced with a package of new furniture if they agree to have ALL of their existing furniture disposed of.

Please read the full letter on the Landlord's website. We recommend you attend the meeting with Strosberg Sasso Sutts and Charney Lawyers on Thursday, October 10, 2019 (tomorrow) at 6:30 p.m. at the Ontario Bar Association Conference Centre, 20 Toronto St., Suite 200, to discuss the Landlord’s motion if you have any questions.

Next update: October 15, 2019

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