LEVY: Tenants concerned as April 1 approaches with few rent breaks

Article Link: https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/levy-tenants-concerned-as-april-1-approaches-with-few-rent-breaks

Discussion posted by: IRWeasel

Restaurateur Celina Blanchard will be paying her $12,722 monthly rent on April 1 even though she shut her Lambretta Pizzeria on March 16 amid the Coronavirus pandemic. She told me she has no choice but to pay, otherwise she’s concerned she’ll be found in default after the crisis passes and could risk eviction. There’s been plenty of tough talk from municipal and provincial politicians — even Ontario Premier Doug Ford –over the past few days pleading with landlords to give renters a break during the COVID crisis.