Association des locataires de Haddon Hall
Haddon Hall Tenants' Association
Work with the building manager on quality of life issues,
Advocate improving safety, access to building, responsiveness to requests to help Minto serve tenants better,
Provide support for negotiating fair rent increases,
Advocate in renovation planning.
April 2023 Newletter:
See the 19 April 2023 email for news from the HHTA Board
HHTA Association Officers
Le Conseil d’administration du L'association des locataires
Robert Ohayon, Président
Beverley Caplan, Communications
Linda Bujold, Adhésion des membres
Mitchell Davey, Programmes
Hannah Sparwasser Soroka, La toile et support informatique
Montreal Property Taxes Going Up!
Canadian Housing Bubble's most vulnerable -guess ...
Consultez votre e-mail pour obtenir des informations sur notre réunion d'novembre
La fille des voisins de Haddon Hall expose de l'art à Victoria Hall. Daughter of Haddon Hall neighbors exhibits art at Victoria Hall.
The interrim board met on October 13 to confirm official board members and set an agenda for a membership meeting and a first official meeting with Minto-Haddon Hall management.
Montreal Property Tax Rates : Property Value 2022-2023
Attention ! Minto lance un logiciel de service aux résidents en ligne ! Minto adds Residents Service portal. What do you think? Envoyez vos commentaires à : firstname.lastname@example.org
Haddon Hall Tenants Association Membership interest survey (paper version - print out and send)
Dites-nous comment vous souhaitez participer !
Liens d'information / Information links
"Join our virtual conference (in French on December 6, in English on December 7) which will present a detailed analysis of the adjustment rates and how rent setting criteria are determined. FREE for CORPIQ members." (see website)
Corporate Landlords: What is a REIT? / Sociétés Propriétaires: Qu'est-ce qu'une REIT ?
Constituent and Public Services / Constituant et services publics
City councillor for Ville-Marie's Peter-McGill district Serge Sasseville
The Coalition of Housing Committees and Tenants Associations of Quebec's (RCLALQ)
MINTO in the News / Nouvelles de MINTO
Minto 2022 Environmental, Social and Governance Report (ESG)
Oct 2022: TD Securities cuts Minto from C$22.00 to C$20.00 - is a "Buy".
Minto acquires Montreal Premium Appts - Haddon Hall and 4300
Minto Apartment REIT Reports 2022 First Quarter Financial Results
Acquisition of Le Hill-Park, 4530 Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges Montréal
Unitholder Elections 2022
Histoire de Haddon Hall / Haddon Hall History
Did you attend the Jul 6 (1- 4 pm) "Tenant Appreciation" with such short notice scheduling? Comments?
Occasion importante de commenter ! Important opportunity to comment on 2100 Lambert-Closse construction project
Historic Tours in Montreal - https://link.logilys.com/v/443/2f00c9aeda20103476878bfad98acd5debe97cf89e637565
COVID BA.5 info: https://www.ciussscentreouest.ca/alertes-de-sante/coronavirus-covid-19/vaccination-covid-19/
Lawyer Manuel Johnson on CBC Radio answering questions about rents, renovictions, repairs and more ...
Elevator Fire at The 4300 see pg. 16
Un grand café à proximité/ A great Cafe nearby
Vacances dans la construction 2022 - This year, the construction holiday officially starts Sunday, July 24, at 0:01 a.m. and ends Saturday, August 6, at midnight.
April 2022 Meeting Notes / 11 avril 2022 Notes de la réunion
Zoom Meeting was called to order at 7:15 pm on 11 April 2022.
Instructions for meeting using zoom were provided.
Interim board members Robert Ohayon, Gabrielle Bonin, Mitchell Davey, Linda Bujold gave a few introductory remarks about themselves.
John Hall, Michelle Leveque, Diana Nicholson have also served as interim board members during development, but not present at the start of the meeting.
Gabrielle Bonin spoke on objectives of association:
Build a sense of community,
Share common interests and challenges,
Support collective tenants’ rights,
Grow in numbers and create safe and connected community, and
Connect with other associations of Minto tenants
Robert Ohayon indicated that this is a meeting for all tenants, not just interim board.
We will begin regular correspondence for tenants as of this meeting. He gave the charge to create a formal, term-serving board accordingly, with volunteers to support the association. The need is for each building to be represented with volunteers.
Gabrielle Bonin added that the board has a small and structured legal purpose and has a limited membership. We need active volunteers for each building to assure the association functions.
Robert Ohayon covered membership, membership cost ($30 per household per year) and value of the commitment to the health of the association. He made remarks on recruitment. The first step is to talk to our neighbors about the value of membership.
After the first wave of recruitment only one third of the Haddon Hall tenants are members of the Association. We have set up the following plan (dates will be addressed later).
First phase: e-mail the initial invitation letter and the survey to our contact current list. Meanwhile, current members will recruit by talking to neighbors.
Second phase: e-mail contact with non-responders to the First Phase e-mailing.
Third phase: door to door recruitment focusing on non-responders of the First and Second Phases and tenants who are not on current contact lists.
Question and comments session
Has the previous survey yielded any special talents and interests to help the association besides being on the board? Under review and some prospects. Dawn will share with the board. Possible Board candidates (Natalie MacDougall , Joyce Borenstein, and Beverley Caplan) were recognized and will be considered at a future date. We must recruit members and volunteers from the Lincoln Ave buildings
How will we address rent increases? Why might our rent increases require tenants to pay more than other buildings? Any attempt to negotiate a single percentage for all tenants? What is the percentage of rent increase for this year? How can we make all tenants more aware of how we negotiate rent increases?
TAL indicates 1.4% (later corrected to 1.9%). Valid increases are related to infrastructure costs and energy costs, but not necessarily by property tax and insurance costs. Recently renovated apartments should already reflect increases. Taxes were frozen in 2021.
Tips and advises on negotiating 2022 rent increases:
1. It’s understood that one is not asking for any improvement such as installing washing machine & dryer, or repainting the apartment i.e. improvements of the apartment as opposed to maintenance.
2. If the increase is not in agreement with the 1.9% increase TAL suggests for our type of buildings heated with gas, notify Minto’s Management immediately in writing and make a proposal of how much you want to pay.
3. Ask for a face-to-face rent-increase negotiation meeting with Minto’s Management. Set your limits to what increase you wish.
4. If the negotiation doesn’t come to a favorable conclusion, let Minto take you to the TAL. You are not required to take Minto to the TAL. They must agree with you or take you to the TAL.
5. Keep the Association posted on any new development so we may share relevant information or take action. In the future, the Association will try to negotiate a set rent-increase for all the tenants. Meanwhile, we advised a few tenants on how to handle their current rent-increase.
Recognize that tenants have been traumatized and frightened by Minto’s actions in the last two years. Affirmed.
Where are dues spent? Finances will be reported in association communications.
What is the red tape on the sides of the building? Sampling of weak parts of the building surface for repair. Last brickwork was done in 1989.
Next Steps? Finalise the Board of Directors, Assign tasks and responsibilities to each member. Finalize the list of building representative. Finalize recruitment plan with each building assigned a representative.
Robert Ohayon indicated notes will be published and Byron confirmed the recording and posting of the meeting on the association YouTube video library if needed. (The meeting was conducted in English).
Next board and general meeting will be in June. Meeting was closed at 8:35 pm
Interim Board of Directors:
Use your online banking (i.e. Zelle) to send an electronic payment directly to our Royal Bank of Canada account: L’Association des locataires de Haddon Hall sent to 20HHTA@gmail.com. Unfortunately, we do not accept credit cards or PayPal.
Utilisez vos services bancaires en ligne (c.-à-d. Zelle) pour envoyer un paiement électronique directement sur notre compte de la Banque Royale du Canada : L'Association des locataires de Haddon Hall envoyé à 20HHTA@gmail.com. Malheureusement, nous n'acceptons pas les cartes de crédit ou PayPal.