Founded in 2013, the Epitome Apartments Tenants Association works to improve quality of life and reasonable enjoyment for existing and new tenants. After their building, 160 Huron was purchased by Akelius Canada (a relatively new entry to the Toronto rental market), tenants noticed a significant decline in maintenance and repairs as well as reduced transparency and accountability. In response, tenants have been working together to call on their landlord for improved access to services and fighting for reduced rents.
You can learn more about the Epitome Apartments Tenants Association on their website:
The Federation was integral in providing support for this emerging Tenant Association. This work would not be possible without funding from the Trillium Foundation.