Tenants of Mississauga apartment building protest what they say is a lack of timely repairs

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Published November 2, 2021 at 4:14 pm

A small group of residents of this Cooksville building at 100 Dundas St. E. protested today over what they claim is building management's lack of timely repairs. (Photo: Starlight Investments)

Tenants of a Cooksville apartment building who are fed up with living conditions in what they say are poorly maintained units took their complaints en masse to building management this afternoon. 

A group of eight to 10 residents of the 13-storey building at 100 Dundas St. E., two blocks east of Hurontario St., marched to the management office next door at 120 Dundas St. E. to demand a lengthy list of needed repairs in their apartments be completed.  

They were accompanied by members of Peel ACORN, an independent social and economic justice group that organized the protest. 

Together, they hand-delivered a letter containing some 25 outstanding work orders in addition to other complaints they say have not been addressed by the property’s owner, Toronto-based Starlight Investments, or its on-site property manager, Kipling Group. 

Peel ACORN says some of the issues in need of repair present fire and flood hazards, while others are basic repairs. 

“They can’t keep ignoring these repairs,” Peel ACORN members say, adding the organization pressured different building management into making repairs to units in the building back in 2017. “We made a lot of noise (in 2017) and repairs were made.” 

Marcia Bryan, a resident of the building and a Peel ACORN leader, says a number of tenants are dealing with flooding, faulty electrical sockets, peeling walls, kitchen sinks that don’t work, mice and other issues.  

Kipling Group property manager David Hien told insauga.com this afternoon he wasn’t aware of the group’s protest, and added all maintenance requests from tenants “go through the system” and repairs are scheduled accordingly. 

Hien added he’s not aware of the specific nature of tenants’ complaints. 

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