Landlord reportedly threatens to close roti joint, won't apply for rent support

Jun 1 2020, 1:43 pm

A Bloor West roti shop may face closure while the space’s landlord reportedly won’t apply for rent assistance, according to a social media post from the restaurant.

Pam’s Roti Shop took to Facebook to appeal for help from customers on Sunday evening.

“Due to [COVID-19], ‘take out only’ sales have dropped but I know once the restrictions are lifted, sales will rise and things will be different,” reads the post.

The spot’s owner reportedly requested their landlord apply for the government rent subsidy so that a portion of June’s payment could be covered. Calling the landlord as “callous,” the post says that he denied the request, threatening to close the restaurant down instead.

To close, the post calls on readers to contact the landlord in support of Pam’s.

“We need to let him know this is wrong.”

Just last week, Pam’s shared online that, thanks to customer support, the roti joint was able to donate 100 meals to frontline workers at three hospitals.

Daily Hive has reached out to the landlord of Pam’s Roti Shop for comment and will update accordingly.

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