TORONTO — The HDI numbered corporation 2438543 Ontario Inc. and its director/HDI “internal counsel” Aaron Detlor are shown on land registry documents as 50% co-owners of a luxury $1.4 million dollar condominium in downtown Toronto.
The transfer was posted to the Ontario land registry in January 2023. The property is a walk up, three floor condominium in a new condo building in Toronto’s west end Roncesvalles neighbourhood where the average home price is approximately $1.8 million dollars.
Detlor is also shown on land registry documents to be the owner of another luxury condo in the same building since 2017.
According to a neighbourhood assessment of the area, it is primarily white Canadian residents with a small percentage of Asian and Indian descendant residents.
The three-floor condo property was bought for $1,380,000 — including over $48,000 in municipal and provincial land taxes — an amount that is nearly equal to the entire HDI payroll costs for 2021 and three times the culture and language contributions the HDI made in 2022.
That’s five times the average housing allocation of $250,000 available to Six Nations band members for new build loans on the territory. And five times the 2022 allocation of funds contributed by HDI to restore the old council house.
It is a stunning 53 times the amount of investment HDI made toward the HCCC’s operations, according to its 2022 financial statements.
It is described in the sale listing as an “exceptional end-unit townhome” with three bedrooms and four bathrooms that have heated floors and floor to ceiling windows, “luxuriously laid over nearly 2000 sq ft”.
The listing for the property also says the condominium community offers a gym, concierge, party room, cinema, meeting room and security guards.
TRT broke the story Friday afternoon and community reaction was a mixture of offence and sadness. Several comments came in stating the decision to buy a residential condo in a luxury condo next door to Detlor’s other property was tone deaf in light of the Six Nations housing crisis, lack of drinking water, leaking roof at the Six Nations Iroquois Lodge and the still homeless Six Nations language immersion school Kaweniio/Gaweniiyo.
Several comments wanted to know why the HDI and/or the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council would want to purchase a luxury condo in Toronto. TRT reached out to both HCCC and the HDI for comment Friday but did not receive a response to that request.