TORONTO - HoJin Byun is getting kicked out of his Scarborough home for being noisy.
All-night parties? Heavy metal at midnight? Late movie marathons? He's a chainsaw sculptor?
Nossiree. HoJin, 39, has Tourette Syndrome.
His tics are too loud for the landlady's mom.
And people wonder why Hollywood keeps painting landlords as villains.
HoJin, a renovator, came home from work the other night to be greeted by the landlady's mom, who lives downstairs.
The mom is Chinese and speaks no English, so she put her daughter, Sofia, on the line with HoJin, who's Korean.
"Please find another place to live," Sofia told him. "My mom can't sleep."
"I was dumbfounded," HoJin tells me. "I've been here six months, no problems, paid my rent, don't have people over, don't play music, and she's asking me to leave because I have a disability."
Seems shabby to me, too. You can't evict people for humanly sounds they can't control, any more than you can kick out a mom with a crying baby or a guy who snores.