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  • Tenants protest rent increases in East Hamilton

    Tenants protest rent increases in East Hamilton

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    More than 100 people living at the Stoney Creek Towers in East Hamilton were protesting today saying their landlord plans to increase rent by 10 percent over the next two years. A move that would force a number of the tenants out and on to the streets. The protest group has more than doubled since …

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  • The cost of rent is rising fast in Toronto’s neighbouring cities

    The cost of rent is rising fast in Toronto’s neighbouring cities

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    High rents aren’t just a Toronto problem. Pricey monthly payments, a feature of downtown living, are leaking into the suburbs and beyond, experts say. For a one-bedroom in Barrie, according to PadMapper in May 2018: $1,380 a month. In Oshawa, you’ll pay about $1,130. In Kitchener: $1,100, and in Hamilton: $1,060. And those rents are increasing, fast. …

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  • Report shows rental market “out of control”

    Report shows rental market “out of control”

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    The number of landlords trying to evict tenants through applications to the local Landlord and Tenant Board office jumped by 95 per cent from 2010 to 2016. Over the same six-year period, the Ontario-wide increase of landlords making an L2 application — the next step if tenants contest the form used to evict them — …

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  • Out of Control Rental Housing Report

    Out of Control Rental Housing Report

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    Housing affordability for tenants has reached crisis levels in Hamilton and other Ontario communities. With less than a week left in the provincial election campaign, all political parties need to let voters know what they will do to address the rental housing crisis. The SPRC’s newest report Out of Control: Ontario’s acute rental housing crisis …

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  • Number of visible minorities in Hamilton has doubled over last 2 decades

    Number of visible minorities in Hamilton has doubled over last 2 decades

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    Hamilton’s visible minority population has more than doubled over the last 20 years, new data shows, now making up 18.6 per cent of the total population in the city. According to the results of the 2016 census, there are now 100,055 people who identify as visible minorities in Hamilton. The largest groups are South Asian, Black, Chinese …

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  • Hamilton-Burlington immigration not keeping pace with Ontario: StatsCan

    Hamilton-Burlington immigration not keeping pace with Ontario: StatsCan

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    The share of immigrants in Hamilton remained steady at nearly one-quarter of the population, according to 2016 census figures released Wednesday. But Hamilton’s immigrant proportion has not kept up with a growth in immigrants coming to Ontario, according to an analysis of the census numbers by the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton (SPRC). The …

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