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Xpace x Akin: Tenants’ Rights Workshop

November 9, 2019

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Poster by Joaquin Varela


Saturday, November 9, 2019


Poster by Joaquin Varela

Please join us for a workshop about the basics of tenant rights and affordable housing in Toronto, facilitated by lawyer Ryan Martin.
Ryan will give a presentation about some general questions and inquiries regarding tenant rights, as well as advice about housing rights through his experiences as a lawyer. There will also be an opportunity for a Q&A.

Please bring your questions!


Facilitator Bio:
Ryan is one of the founding partners of Aura LLP; a real estate, entertainment, and commercial law firm located in downtown Toronto. Ryan has a specialized real estate practice in co-ownership law, landlord and tenant law and commercial real estate law. He is a highly sought-after lawyer for those buying or selling commercial or residential property where multiple parties are involved, and for representation at Ontario’s Landlord and Tenant Board of Ontario. He has argued motions at the Superior Court of Justice on procedural issues related to the Residential Tenancies Act. He also frequently provides advice to those in co-living arrangements and he dedicates a portion of his practice to negotiating live/work space lease agreements for musicians and artists.

Prior to founding Aura LLP and during law school, Ryan was part of Osgoode Hall’s specialized program at Parkdale’s Community Legal Clinic. While there, Ryan represented precariously housed and financially marginalized individuals on eviction hearings at the Landlord and Tenant Board of Ontario.

This workshop is a co-presentation by Xpace Cultural Centre and Akin Projects.

Accessibility: Xpace’s entrance is at street level with no steps. The galleries, office and gender neutral washrooms are all located on the 1st floor. Service animals may accompany visitors at any time. Lighting and fragrance vary per exhibition/event; please contact us if you have any questions regarding these items.