Oshawa battle over student housing turns ugly
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“The symbolism is pretty strong, he says. “My nike tiempo legend 6 last name is Bird and there’s a dead bird in pieces, placed together with a heart from something else in the middle of the doormat,
The message worked Bird has stepped down as president of the Cedar Valley Homeowners’ Association, which is leading a charge to limit the number of students living in singlefamily homes near the university and college campus in north Oshawa. Homeowners have complained for years about renters’ bad behaviour.
“I have to think of my family, says Bird, who filed a police report about last month’s blackout football boots for sale discovery. Supporters have raised a reward of more than $3,600 to catch the culprit.
The grisly remains appeared after Bird spoke out against a rezoning bid by landlords to allow more tenants. A few days later, another critic opened her door to find her front stoop covered in rodent feces.
While Bird isn’t pointing fingers, he says there’s a “logical link to landlords” nike tiempo legend 6 who are running scared over profits cut to the bone.
Landlord spokesman Paul Vrana isn’t convinced the dead bird is related to the housing issue, saying he feels “terrible” about it. But he concedes money is at the root of their problems.
“We rent houses because we would like to make some money on our investment over the long term, says Vrana, president of Homeowners of North Oshawa, which represents about 70 homes. “You can’t turn a profit on houses with four bedrooms,
A licensing bylaw introduced three years ago allows a maximum of four bedrooms to be rented to tenants living as a family of sorts. But a sunset clause that expires April 30 permits up to six bedrooms per home on three streets heavily populated by students.
Last month, city blackout football boots for sale council rejected a rezoning request from landlords to put a permanent cap of six on the bigger houses on those streets. The landlords have appealed their case to the Ontario Municipal Board.
The cap is “sucking the air out of our lungs, says Vrana, predicting landlords “will lose their shirts,
The blackout football boots for sale Cedar Valley group, which represents 100 households, blames city officials for not cracking down on landlords who rent out homes illegally.
“The city is not doing its job, in our opinion, says acting spokesman Emil Hanzelka,From an enforcement and planning perspective, the city is doing quite a bit to offset concerns, says the director of municipal law enforcement and licensing services.
The bylaw is proving successful, he says; some 150 licences nike tiempo legend 6 have been issued so far and the landlords of about 60 houses are facing court action for operating without one nike tiempo legend 6.