CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Oshawa students face eviction

Funny how the same Tribute Communities has built on land purchased from York University and the same result happens without any lawsuits that we are aware.

Lawsuit claims homes are rented illegally to youths; neighbours upset by noise, parties

The City of Oshawa and a homebuilder are cracking down on dozens of landlords they say are illegally renting out rooms to students in a housing development.

The students have made life intolerable for other residents in the north Oshawa subdivision, according to a brief filed with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on behalf of the City and Tribute Communities, which built the houses.

Drunkenness, loud parties, drug use, parking and traffic problems, overflowing garbage and "graphic sexual activity in unshaded lit windows" are among neighbours' complaints, the brief says.

The lawsuit accuses 43 landlords of operating illegal lodging houses in "The Neighbourhoods of Windfields Farm" subdivision northeast of Simcoe St. N. and Conlin Rd. It alleges the single-family homes have been converted to multi-unit buildings with as many as nine bedrooms and 14 tenants. Lodging houses are prohibited in low-density neighbourhoods.

follow the link at the top for the whole story
Toronto Star
May 29, 2007 04:30 AM
Carola Vyhnak
Staff reporter



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