Highrise has lacked ‘basic repair and maintenance for years,’ tenants of Mississauga building say
Published October 24, 2023 at 1:03 pm
Tenants of a highrise apartment complex in the Cooksville area of Mississauga are pushing building management for what they say are badly needed repairs that have been largely ignored for years.
Members of Peel ACORN, an independent social and economic justice group of low- and moderate-income earners with chapters across Canada, are organizing a protest on behalf of tenants this evening at 6 p.m. outside the management office at 100 Dundas St. E.
Peel ACORN leaders said in a news release that they and residents of the buildings at 100 and 120 Dundas St. E. are joining forces “to demand accountability” from the landlord.
The buildings, located two blocks east of Hurontario Street, are owned by Toronto-based Starlight Investments and managed by Forest Hill Kipling.
According to Peel ACORN and residents, the two buildings have lacked “basic repair and maintenance for years.”
They say the building at 100 Dundas St. E. “has 12 floors and only one elevator works, causing extreme issues for vulnerable tenants. Plus, there are roaches, mice, unclean stairwells, lack of security and more.”
Residents of the buildings have taken their concerns to building management a number of times over the years, including a November 2021 protest.
Starlight Investments owns some 70,000 multi-family properties in Canada (60,000 units) and the U.S. (10,000 units).
Building management has said previously that all maintenance requests from tenants “go through the system” and repairs are scheduled accordingly.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising