Part 20 – July 22-31, 2017

On July 24, I faxed an amendment to SOT-80393-17, our T2 Application for Tenant Rights that had been filed with the LTB in March of 2017. The amendment alleges numerous violations of the RTA and harassment by our landlord and his agents. On July 27, 2017 I spoke to Shewfelt by telephone. She’d just returned […]

Part 17 – July 2-17, 2017

The next few days were relatively quiet, aside from the banging, shouting and occasional car horn coming from the unit below (and the driveway). Richard Pollington was his usual cheery self whenever we passed in the front hallway, greeting me with “Fucking fag” on July 3, “cocksucker” on July 4, “fucking cocksucker” on July 4 […]

Part 16 – June 29, 2017-July 1, 2017

On June 29, 2017 Lynne Shewfelt called me to schedule another Property Standards inspection of the premises. I’d mentioned to James McCleary (and others) that there were some other issues with the apartment, including the soft spot in the kitchen floor. Shewfelt and Lord came to the unit for the inspection. Again, Shewfelt appeared to […]

Part 15 – June 26, 27 & 28, 2017

We had invited a few friends over for Monday, June 26, 2017 and hadn’t received John’s Notice in time to change our plans, so we had a few witnesses on hand for John’s circus this time. Around 10:10 I noticed Agostino’s vehicle come onto the property, and went downstairs to speak with him. 2017-06-26-1014 – […]

Part 14 – June 3-June 25, 2017

After John and the looney crew left on June 2, 2017 things were quiet for a few days, aside from Richard Pollington becoming increasingly antagonistic. He would shout “cocksucker” or “idiot” or “welfare bum” at me as I would enter or exit the building. He’d usually make his comment, then duck insode whatever door was […]

Part 13 – June 1&2, 2017

This time we brought a few witnesses along. My roomate had a theory that John was misogynistic, so she invited a few friends. It was a weird mob, even by the standards of our house, and included a transgender woman named Illona. Her tongue is razor sharp. I was looking forward to John trying his […]

Part 12 – May 18-30, 2017

During this period, I had some conversations with city officials about the mess. I’ll fill in the details of that fiasco in other posts. To sum it up, the City of Hamilton is massively uninterested in the problem it has with slumlords. On May 19, 2017 we attended a mediation session at the LTB offices […]