Contrarian Posted January 20 Report Share Posted January 20 (edited) Housing policy expert Varun Sriskanda flagged a rental ad for a basement apartment to his social media following, alleging racism in the listing and suggesting it's just the tip of the iceberg of widespread housing discrimination in Ontario. And for $1,500 per month, it's actually quite a steal compared to the Toronto average of $2,457 for a one-bedroom unit in December 2022. But if you think you can just waltz in and sign a lease, you're going to have to check a very specific box that the broker has made a point of including in the listing, stating that the homeowner is "looking for Mando/Canto [Mandarin/Cantonese] speaker tenants so no language barriers." Rest of the story is here: https://www.blogto.com/real-estate-toronto/2023/01/94-earlton-road-toronto/ --- I think is ridiculous to put an ad like this in public, there are ways if you have issues with the language, he could contact people in his own community and they can assist to find students which speak his language to rent. There are always students that speak Mandarin and Cantonese that are looking for places to rent. You could also set up phone interviews to see about the language barrier if communication is possible. I mean in 2023 you can have a conversation just by holding 2 phones and speaking 2 different languages. The device will translate it for you. ---> Anyone else has a different perception than mine? I started a poll. Edited January 20 by Contrarian Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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