Ezra Levant’s Forest Hill Mansion Mired in Lawsuits

Levant (v.): To run away, typically leaving unpaid debts.

Bruising days for Ezra Levant, as the Rebel Obergruppenführer stares down an ad-shaming campaign by Sleeping Giants, the anti-racist buzzkill collective, which claims to have driven a reported 2,000 online advertisers away from fake news stalwart Breitbart, and now threatens to do the same to its dumber Canadian cousin.

Add to these travails the abrupt departure of Jack Posobiec, bonkers Pizzagate provocateur and Rebel’s short-lived “Washington Bureau Chief” amidst the Macronleaks and Seth Rich shitshows, the arrest of Ezra’s UK-based senior skinhead, Tommy Robinson, and the usual ongoing defamation dramas, and one wonders how the little pisher manages to get up and put on his jackboots some mornings.

No doubt at times like this Ez’ closes his eyes and thinks of his idyllic home life with his delightful second wife, Irina, and their expensively private-schooled son and two daughters, all joyfully anticipating the completion of their dream home in Forest Hill.

The House of Ezra, still under construction, is (in a prudent bit of judgment-proofing by the litigation-prone Lügenpants) registered in Irina’s name.
The Levants snapped up the property for a mere $1.6 mil in 2014, while Ezra was still drawing a regular Sun TV paycheque. The purchase, the bulldozing of the existing shack and the construction of a new monster home were financed with a $2.5 million mortgage from Scotiabank.

Last October, they took out a second $1.2 million mortgage with the delightfully-named Gonad Holdings Inc. (Put Your Glands in the Hands of the Man!) Gonad is squeezing Ezra for interest-only payments at eight per cent per annum, or $8,000 a month.

Alas, as with all things Ezra, nothing is as simple as it seems, and even as ongoing work on the Levant dream home continues to disturb the peace of long-suffering neighbours, irate tradesmen are complaining of being bilked and lawyering up.

Diamondwood Management, Inc., project manager of the construction from June 2015 until their replacement last October (right around the time of that second mortgage with Gonad), claims the Levants are still into them for $184,972.84

“To date, Diamondwood has made numerous demands for payment from Levant for the outstanding amounts owed to Diamondwood in respect of the labour and materials that it supplied in relation to the Project,” reads the statement of claim, drawn up by legalists Jonathan Goode and Kayla Kwinter (Torkin Manes LLP) and filed at the Toronto courthouse Apr. 24.

Further down Ezra’s dine-and-dash food chain, Jcon Design Build, Inc. hired to do the actual construction, filed their own suit April 27, naming Diamondwood, Irina, Gonad and Scotiabank as defendants. They claim to be out $118,650 for work completed. E. Alan Garbe, barrister and solicitor, is leading the legal charge:

“In or around June 2015, Jcon entered into an agreement with Diamondwood whereby Jcon would construct a house…construction included exterior walls, masonry work, plumbing, electrical work and drywall but not finishing work.

“Jcon commenced the work on the Project on or about September 1, 2015. In October 2016, Jcon was advised that Diamondwood was being replaced as the construction manager for the Project and Jcon was asked to issue a final invoice for the remainder of its work.”

Jcon says it was asked to stay on to ensure a smooth transition, wrapped up its work in January, with everything completed but the drywall (to be completed by a new company) and sent its final bill. They’re still waiting.

So far, no response from Ezra or his counsel to any of these allegations, which are clearly all the result of an unfortunate misunderstanding. After all, unlike his hero, Der Donald Trump, who has left legions of suppliers, contractors and assorted rubes sucking the pipe, our Ezra’s a man of his word and would shurely never renege on a debt or contractual obligation. Shurely.

Out of an abundance of caution, however, both Diamondwood and Jcon applied for construction liens on Casa Levant in March.

The house hasn’t been assessed yet, but real estate experts from Frankland Capital Corporation predict that by the time the dust settles, it’ll clock in around $4-million.

Once the litigation is cleared up, Ezra and the Mrs. plan to hold an open house to thank all those Rebel supporters who donated their savings to countless Rebel fundraisers that have helped the Lügenpants family live high on the hog (shurely ‘happily ever after?!–ed.)

 

10 comments on “Ezra Levant’s Forest Hill Mansion Mired in Lawsuits
  1. daveS says:

    And rental payments for the TV studio are kept up, we presume?

  2. John MacLachlan Gray says:

    We note that photos of Mr. Levant frequently make it appear as though his tongue is too big for his mouth. Is this some sort of body-as-metaphor type thing?

  3. Que Pasa says:

    Oh please, if there is a God in heaven, let this end up in the courts in a case called Gonad v Levant.

  4. Dennyby says:

    Shouldn’t that be “Put Your Glans in the Hand of the Man?”

  5. Boris Moris says:

    True to form is our Ezra. What next, rubber cheques? Repo the Fuhrer Fleet? Ezra’s mug on a milk carton?
    I’ll bet all my Reichsmarks that he pays his shrink in cash up front for all the good it does. When he finally loses his shit for the last time I envision a shootout at the shrink’s office where Ezra has chained himself to the couch while demanding a full refund.

  6. Auldhame Farm says:

    This asshole has given credence to every f*cked up stereotype that an anti-Semite could imagine. The sooner he disappears into Debtor’s Prison, the better for all of us.

  7. ChosenBarley says:

    Aside from not paying the people who built his house and living beyond his means, etc. what precisely does frankmag have against Ezra? Why the references to nazis, Germans, the Hitler era, etc? Just asking.

  8. daveS says:

    Uh-oh!
    But then advertizers might not have been Rebel Media’s main source of support anyway.

    ” Advertisers bow to pressure to pull ads from The Rebel” by Susan Krashinsky Robertson – Marketing Reporter.
    The Globe and Mail, Last updated Thursday, Jun. 01, 2017 5:52PM EDT

  9. daveS says:

    Ezra Levant is making a video outside his Forest Hills house (not really a mansion) on Friday night (25 October 2017 by way of his references to the Election 43 of Monday 21 October).

    What gives? There are a person walking by in a hoody, streetlight lighting, a car or two and Ezra standing on the street muffing his lines.
    Get inside Ezra! You have studios inside, why not be more comfortable.
    40 minutes of rant in the 6 degree night air. Put a sweater on. (and a ‘muffler’)

  10. daveS says:

    And it is the “Leaders’ Debates Commission” which is appealing a Federal Court ruling to allow such ‘advocacy reporting’ as the Rebel Media, etc, to allow them to cover the debate, NOT Justin Trudeau.
    But to Ezra, the truth is as thin as a shower curtain.

    from ReclaimTheNet.org’s reporting
    “In a previous court filing, The Leaders’ Debate Commission refused to accredit these journalists for the Canadian leaders’ debate because they are “primarily involved in advocacy.” However, the judge ruled in favor of Rebel Media and True North and ordered that their journalists be accredited.
    Now in this Notice of Appeal, The Leaders’ Debate Commission is asking the court to set aside the judge’s decision, even though the event has already taken place and the journalists have already attended. The Federal Court judge has yet to publish his official decision which means The Leaders’ Debate Commission is appealing it sight unseen.
    Rebel Media founder Ezra Levant and True North founder Candice Malcolm have both vowed to fight back against this notice of appeal.”

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