Hamilton: CLV Issues Mass Eviction Notices to Threaten Organized Tenants

As the Stoney Creek Towers rent strike enters its sixth month, CLV is starting to lose it!

Over the past several weeks, CLV has escalated tensions with the residents of the Stoney Creek Towers, in a vain effort to isolate and intimidate tenant organizers. They have installed over 100 new surveillance cameras, and have hired private security to patrol each of the four buildings 24/7. These rent-a-cops have harassed tenants, in some cases demanding they show ID to prove that they live in their building. They have also instituted a blatantly illegal ‘NO LOITERING’ policy covering the buildings’ common areas in a transparent attempt to criminalize tenants for holding their weekly lobby meetings, which have been taking place for months without incident. Read More …

Hamilton: Rent Strikers Rally and Visit CLV

From the Hamilton Tenants Solidarity Network Today, rent strikers from the Stoney Creek Towers had a rally. After a couple of speeches from tenants and supporters, we went to the local office of the property management company CLV to hand in a stack of over 60 maintenance request forms, documenting a list of long-standing repair issues that tenants from the four buildings have been living with for weeks, months or Read More …

Hamilton: CLV Tries and Fails to Intimidate Striking Tenant

From the Hamilton Tenants Solidarity Network On the afternoon of May 11th, a bunch of corporate executives from CLV Group made the trip from their head office in Ottawa to visit striking tenants at the Stoney Creek Towers, in East Hamilton. These suits went door to door, harassing tenants in their homes and demanding that they pay their rent. One of the tenants that CLV visited was Florence Morgan, a Read More …

Defending Hamilton: Reflections on the East Hamilton Rent Strike

Anonymous Submission to North Shore Counter-Info “Alright, so show of hands, who is committed to a rent strike starting May 1st?” There was a slight sense of apprehension in the air. I could sense it from where I stood in the back corner. Even for those committed to a strike, the question loomed large as to who else was going to raise their hand. After all, for this type of Read More …

Support the East Hamilton Rent Strike

From the Hamilton Tenants Solidarity Network Donate to the GoFundMe Fundraiser Here Tenants in the East-end of Hamilton have declared a rent strike and we need your help to make sure it’s a success. The decision to strike comes as no surprise. We’ve spent the last 2 years fighting InterRent/ CLV by forming tenant committees, running repair campaigns, and demanding accessibility ramps in our buildings with little or no movement Read More …

East Hamilton Tenants Declare May 1st Rent Strike

From the Hamilton Tenants Solidarity Network Last night at a mass meeting at the local community centre, dozens of tenants from four high-rise apartment buildings in East Hamilton committed to going on rent strike on May 1st. Tenants from the Stoney Creek Towers (50 Violet Drive, 77 Delawana Drive, 11 Grandville Avenue, and 40 Grandville Avenue) have decided to take this action in response to their landlord, CLV Group’s recent Read More …