Monday, July 22, 2019

Property manager orders residents to remove Canada flags weeks before 150th celebration

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A pair of Oshawa residents are upset they’ve been ordered to remove a Canada flag from their balcony by their property manager just weeks before Canada’s 150th birthday.

Ken Ball lives on the fifth floor of an apartment building at 141 Taunton Rd. E. He regularly displays a Canada flag which is on a PVC flag poll that is slotted into his balcony railing.

“I had it out last year, nobody said nothing,” said Ball, who has lived in the building for about eight years. “I take it down in the winter, bring it inside.”

But this year, Ball received a letter on June 5 from Cobblestone Property Management telling him to remove the flag.

The letter cites a clause in Ball’s lease which states nothing can be affixed to balconies without written consent from the landlord and lists awnings, flower boxes and satellites as examples.

The lease rules don’t explicitly list flags, but in the letter, Ball is told to remove his flag.

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