1972 Single-family home converted into 24-unit rooming house.
1978 New rooming houses prohibited in south Parkdale.
1994 Owner stops paying hydro and water bills, forcing most tenants out.
1995 Company that owns 1510 King West is liquidated; ownership reverts to the province.
2000 Tenants and squatters take over the building; they’re later evicted by the fire marshal and police.
2002 Ontario Coalition Against Poverty occupies 1510 during papal visit as part of its Give It Or Guard It affordable housing campaign.
2003 New owners plan to convert 1510 into 20-unit rooming house, sparking community opposition.
2007 City council amends bylaw restricting rooming houses to clear the way for the proposal.
February 2008 Challenge to the project launched by local homeowners; OMB decision is pending.