TCHC tenants owe millions in back rent

TORONTO – He’s known within Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) as The $65,000 Man.

But as of this week, Galal Donia is actually $67,800 in arrears, and counting. The 200 Wellesley St. E. tenant, who has been living in Toronto housing since 1994, has not paid his rent for the past 10 years, the Toronto Sun has learned.

  • BillyHW

    I’m feeling so very diverse right now. Enriched and vibrant.

    • I’m broke I’m so diverse.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Match in the gas tank.
        Boom, boom.

  • Chris P. Bacon

    Greece — but in a highrise.

  • WalterBannon

    why has everyone at TCHC not yet been fired for incompetence and negligence?

    • dance…dancetotheradio


  • Petey

    I’m genuinely confused here. Are we at war? Do we use yards, meters, miles, kilometers?

    • Petey

      I’m serious. Can we set standards.

      • I measure everything in furlongs. Everything. People, even. I find it simples things up.

        • tom_billesley

          I like furlongs. It’s a “furrow long” and was the distance you’d plough with a team of oxen before turning

          • I didn’t know that.

          • kiwi

            Ah yes, I remember those days well!

        • Clausewitz

          Don’t forget fathoms. And I don’t mean I cant fathom how some of these A-holes keep getting elected. Hey I like sailing. BTW a Nautical mile is not a mile.

  • tom_billesley

    If TCHC don’t collect rent, will the tenant be able to claim the property by adverse possession? He probably wouldn’t want to do that as he’d have to start paying property tax.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Restructure them as co-ops.
      Then you don’t need the TCHC.
      The local co-op board will self police..
      For a while anyway.

      • lolwut?

        Then it would just turn into a dictatorship.

        Co-ops are like Communism, looks great on paper until
        you apply it to the real world and a few people go put themselves
        in power and you can’t take a shit without someone wanted to know the details, how much paper you used, is it council approved paper…etc.

        Busybodies and wannabe dictators love Co-ops

        Strata’s aren’t much better

    • Clausewitz

      Meanwhile any white person who misses a mortgage payment has the bank on their backs the next day after they miss the payment.

  • mauser 98

    …fly some Gay Pride flags and forget the debt

  • marty_p

    I assume if you are a lesbian, handicapped, visible minority member you pretty well get your pick of apartments after you get rushed to the top of the priority list. I don’t understand why (other than for poor seniors) there should be public housing for immigrants in Toronto. If you are a refugee family and can’t afford GTA rent, Elliot Lake is a great place.
    When I was a young man I had a summer job working for a utility that required me to attend to TCHC (back then called Ontario Housing) apartments. Best one I visited was the guy who told me “Your’e F*cking stupid…. you’re working for me…. life is good …I got my booze, my tunes, my smokes, and you’re workin’ for me…”
    Back in the 70’s Ontario housing was filled with the equivalent of White trailer trash and tons of lazy people from Pierre Trudeau’s favourite Caribbean Island (not Cuba). Now I understand it’s a virtual U.N. of lazy scum.
    Back in the 70’s the public housing administrators looked at the assets of the tenant as well as their income…and many played “the game” of a show of owning nothing….they used to rent their TV and stereo (remember Granada TV rentals) and furniture to appear poor. But their apartments were always filled with cases of beer stacked to the ceiling and cartons of cigarettes piled on the counter. There used to be the joke of “taxi to the beer store on welfare cheque day”.
    Now we coddle them with food banks which encourages budgeting irresponsibility i.e. blow your money on lottery tickets and have no money for food …no problem … here’s free food.
    Time to overhaul the system. No doubt it will happen about as quickly as Iran establishes diplomatic relations with Israel.

    • Clink9

      They still have nice Tvs, WiFi, computers, new bikes for the kids and newish cars in the underground. Livin’ the dream.

      • kiwi

        Same down here in Godzone. Some even owned properties elsewhere but wanted to live in towns – not because they were looking for work but because there are more ‘attractions’ in the city to steal from, bludge off etc.without having to travel miles to do so.