Syrian refugees push paying guests from Hotel in Toronto
The Toronto Plaza in North York is pushing out long-term occupants in favour of Syrian Refugees.
There are 15 rooms at the hotel that are rented out on a weekly or monthly basis to individuals “in transition”, according to management at The Plaza.
But after being approached by COSTI (a government-funded agency that is helping to settle refugees), the hotel has decided to reassign those rooms to Syrian refugees. In fact, the entire 200-room hotel has been booked by the newcomers.
Plaza assistant general manager Ahmed Ibrahim told The Toronto Sun that “it’s a business. (COSTI) guaranteed they were going to take the rooms.”
Due to increased property taxes and hydro costs – almost $80,000 a month altogether – he said that have to go with paying clients.
A mother of three told CityNews that when she went to pay the hotel her weekly $300 payment, they told her she had to leave that day. She’s been
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