A Toronto mother is furious that her disabled son was taken off the waiting list for a city-subsidized accessible apartment because he does not meet the requirement that tenants be practising Muslims.
Austin Lewis, 21, who has used a wheelchair since he was eight years old, told the Toronto Star that he has applied to more than 100 accessible buildings in the city and was shocked to learn that he was no longer on the waiting list at the Ahmadiyya Abode of Peace building in North York.
The Muslim-only apartment building is one of eight social housing projects funded by the city and permitted to restrict tenancy on religious or ethnic lines.
Neither Lewis nor his mother Laura Whiteway was immediately available for comment on Thursday.
But Whiteway contacted Global News after she received the notice at her Brampton home. Sent by Housing Connections, the form letter explains that the community’s vision for the building “includes providing housing for households in which at least oneRead More »from Disabled man learns subsidized apartment building for Muslims only