Woman upset after being turned away from Muslim only social housing building

A Toronto woman who has been on a waitlist for a social housing unit for years claims she was discriminated against after she was denied a spot in a building reserved for members of a specific branch of Islam.

For nearly a decade, Rose Raill has been paying more than she can afford on her current apartment. But when she found out a space had opened up at a social housing building located at 3001 Finch Ave. W., she was overjoyed.


 

According to a related Star article, Christian exclusive subsidized housing also exists according to a city spokesman.

“There are eight such buildings in Toronto, catering to Muslims, Macedonians, Germans and seniors who are Christian, Chinese, Greek, Hungarian or Lithuanian.”

  • Ho Hum

    A young disabled man was turned away from the same Muslim building for not being Muslim

    http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/08/26/disabled-man-told-subsidized-housing-is-for-muslims-only.html

    According to the reports the city claims that this discrimination is “legal” but I wonder if it really is? The Human Rights Code of Ontario generally forbid’s discrimination on the basis of religion. It does make an exception (clause 18) for senior citizen housing. On the news I saw young able bodies Muslima entering the building where the disabled man

    • It is the OHRC declared it so.

      • Ho Hum

        The OHRC declared it so but only for a narrow exception:

        QUOTE:
        section 18 creates a defence for religious, philanthropic, educational, fraternal or social institutions or organizations that primarily serve the interests of older persons and that provide housing as part of their services.
        END-QUOTE:

        Note that it is for institutions that primarily serve the interest of older persons. How many of the residents of this building are seniors? As noted I saw young able bodied Muslim’s entering the building.

        Even if the OHRC allows for such discrimination it does not mean that the taxpayer should be required to subsidize these places.

        Also I doubt that this would pass a Charter Challenger. The Charter only allows for discrimination for the purpose of “affirmative action”. I don’t see how this Muslim only building could be considered necessary “affirmative action”

        http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/human-rights-and-rental-housing-ontario-background-paper/prohibited-grounds-discrimination#fn169
        “affirmative action”

      • anon

        would like to add my 2
        cents, after being forwarded the article by a friend. I do not agree
        with the faith based selection process however rose raill is currently
        living in a senior’s subsidized unit on richview and receives a monthly rent supplement cheque, authorized by rob ford to further decrease her rental payments. Rose Raill lives with her full time employed boyfriend james, who also contributes to the monthly expenses and he is illegally
        living in her current unit. The only reason she wants a new unit is for
        more square footage. Rose is not the poster child for this cause and she
        shouldnt even be living in the current unit, paying below market values
        as that her and james income far exceeds what the government allows.
        Perhaps your story should be on people who misuse the system….that is
        the outrage and a reason to protest!!!!

    • Gary

      i get the impression that islam and muslims kill their disabled that must be that was for offending allah.

      Why is it a have yet to see wheelchairs in a Mosque when the media is there for a photo op , why is it that it looks like the Muslims disabilities are the fake Mental Health issues to get ODSP which pays twice that of Welfare.

      When we see Muslim go Jihad and slaughter people , Justin and Tom say it’s a mental Illness and not a free will choice inspired by quranic verses.

  • Cat-astrophe

    Great point made here folks: Wait till they start doing the same thing in cities and provinces…..

    • lolwut?

      They do it in Vancouver.

      Chinese only buildings liter the city.
      The social housing shortage in Vancouver doesn’t really exist
      it’s because Immigrants from third world countries are getting it
      within weeks of getting off the plane.

      Canadian born can expect to wait 10 years or more.

      Vancouver is now being flooded with Africans, many of which
      are drug addicted and alcoholics.

      That and black criminals from Ontario and flooding into the province and city. A lot of the shooting in Vancouver and Surrey now usually involve blacks.

      Housing advocates of course are totally silent on the issue.

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      • John

        Same in Montréal. I’ve a social housing complexe near me and the majority of the residents are either Black or from North Africa. If you’re an elderly or disabled Montréaler, you’re at the back of the line.

  • Ho Hum

    Notice at the end of the report that the “Mayor’s office” doesn’t have a problem with Muslim only. He is in favor of “housing choices”.

  • Ho Hum

    In addition to buildings like this that are “officially Muslim only” there seems to be many TCHC buildings that have become de facto Muslim only. For example the Muslim population of Ontario is about 3%-5% and yet Regent Park – one of the largest subsidized housing complexes is about 65%! How did that happen? It did not happen by accident. Not only is Regent Park one of the largest housing complexes it is also one of the best with many new buildings built in the last year to replace old housing stock. The newer apartments and town-homes rival luxury condo’s and they are filled up with recently arrived Muslim refugees while needy disabled and elderly Canadians are stuck on endless waiting lists!

    • It is likely a deliberate ghettoization.

      • lolwut?

        You should organize a protest.

        I’m down with that if you can get enough interest
        kinda been craving a king’s Crown at Sneaky Dee’s lately
        haven’t been back in years.

        Give me a reason to visit,

        • Ho Hum
          • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

            B.Y.O.H.

            Bring
            Your
            Own
            Ham

        • bobbyb

          would like to add my 2
          cents, after being forwarded the article by a friend. I do not agree
          with the faith based selection process however rose raill is currently
          living in a senior’s subsidized unit on richview and receives a monthly
          rent supplement cheque, authorized by rob ford to further decrease her
          rental payments. Rose Raill lives with her full time employed boyfriend
          james, who also contributes to the monthly expenses and he is illegally
          living in her current unit. The only reason she wants a new unit is for
          more square footage. Rose is not the poster child for this cause and she
          shouldnt even be living in the current unit, paying below market values
          as that her and james income far exceeds what the government allows.
          Perhaps your story should be on people who misuse the system….that is
          the outrage and a reason to protest…people working the system and then crying wolf!!!!! she everyone who truly needs subsidized housing look bad

  • Shebel

    Another fine example of the success of Multiculturalism.

    That is a very big word for something that has about as much meaning as defining the ‘Middle Class’.

  • Yo Mama

    TCHC has a policy that those who claim “refugee” status upon arrival in Canada go to the head of the list ahead of those Canadians of all backgrounds who have been waiting, usually for more than a decade.

    Many of these “refugees” in an organized manner drive out those who are not of their religion and TCHC complies with their demands moving in more of their people and moving out those who are desperate to leave due to the harassment. The politicians turn a blind eye to all this so as not to have accusations of “racism” levied against them at election time.

    It is time to put an end to this two class system where Canadians are made the second class by civil servants and government funded social service agencies and government funded advocacy organizations.

    • Ho Hum

      I am glad to see that others are awake to this HUGE problem. As I noted below Toronto’s largest (and most luxurious) public housing complex is 65% Muslim even though the Muslim population in Ontario is only 3%-5%.

      Not only is it grossly unfair for the 10,000’s of needy elderly and disabled Canadians being pushed further to the back of the line – we are creating what will be Muslim no-go zone’s very soon. I predict that in about ten years or less large parts of Cabbagetown will be a no-go zone where Muslim’s are beat up and robbed and underage white girls are gang raped by Muslim men. And we can thank our TRAITOR politicians (from EVERY party) for this!

      • lolwut?

        It’ll fade into the next days news cycle, just like the TFW story did.

        • Ho Hum

          I’m afraid you are probably right

    • bobbyb

      I would like to add my 2
      cents, after being forwarded the article by a friend. I do not agree
      with the faith based selection process however rose raill is currently
      living in a senior’s subsidized unit on richview and receives a monthly
      rent supplement cheque, authorized by rob ford to further decrease her
      rental payments. Rose Raill lives with her full time employed boyfriend
      james, who also contributes to the monthly expenses and he is illegally
      living in her current unit. The only reason she wants a new unit is for
      more square footage. Rose is not the poster child for this cause and she
      shouldnt even be living in the current unit, paying below market values
      as that her and james income far exceeds what the government allows.
      Perhaps your story should be on people who misuse the system….that is
      the outrage and a reason to protest…people working the system and then crying wolf

  • Clausewitz

    Welcome to Canada, where state sponsored discrimination is the Norm.

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    ‘“There are eight such buildings in Toronto, catering to Muslims, Macedonians,Germans and seniors who are Christian, Chinese, Greek, Hungarian or Lithuanian.”’

    I live roughly halfway between two high-rise condo projects that are marketed towards the Chinese community….

    ‘Harmony Village’…..

    QUOTE – The bulk of the buyers for the first tower have come from the Chinese community, according to City Core’s Jessica Pong, who notes the company brought in a feng shui expert to assist with the design of the spaces, “so everything looks perfect and balanced and beautiful.” – END QUOTE

    http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1290769-harmony-village-gives-residents-peace-of-mind/

    ….. and ‘Love Condos’…..

    QUOTE – “Love is being built in a neighbourhood surrounded by services and organizations that cater to the growing Chinese community,” said Yan Wang, vice-president of Gemterra Developments Co., builder of the Scarborough highrise. “Simply walk a few steps and residents can shop at Agincourt (Mall), or enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many Chinese restaurants located nearby.
    “Love is more than a condo building, it’s a community,” added Wang. – END QUOTE

    http://www.thestar.com/life/homes/2014/02/07/love_condos_in_the_heart_of_chinese_community.html

    I think this internet legend says it best…..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHjfC780Mm4

    • bobbyb

      I would like to add my 2
      cents, after being forwarded the article by a friend. I do not agree
      with the faith based selection process however rose raill is currently
      living in a senior’s subsidized unit on richview and receives a monthly
      rent supplement cheque, authorized by rob ford to further decrease her
      rental payments. Rose Raill lives with her full time employed boyfriend
      james, who also contributes to the monthly expenses and he is illegally
      living in her current unit. The only reason she wants a new unit is for
      more square footage. Rose is not the poster child for this cause and she
      shouldnt even be living in the current unit, paying below market values
      as that her and james income far exceeds what the government allows.
      Perhaps your story should be on people who misuse the system….that is
      the outrage!!!!

  • jt

    Rose Raill currently lives in a subsided seniors apt. As well as receiving a subsidy she also gets a rent supplement cheque each month from the city of toronto, which was authorized my former mayor ford. Rose resides with her full time employed boyfriend James, who provides Ms. Raill with cash for living expenses. James is currently living in the unit and is not a legally registered tenant and if the housing provider was aware, Ms. Rail would be disqualified from a discounted rent. Ms. Raill is crying wolf and working the system. I dont agree with disqualifying someone based upon faith however perhaps, just perhaps, the building management saw through her phony facade.