The Downtown East area in Toronto is one of the poorest neighborhoods in Canada. It is also a neighborhood experiencing rapid change as developers aim to buy up and redevelop the area. Governments are paving the way for gentrification by rolling out the red carpet for developers and by cutting services like shelters, drop-in’s and vital programs.
As condos go up, rooming houses and single rooms are disappearing rapidly. When neighborhoods change, rent skyrockets, People are dyingon the streets of this city because of a chronic lack of affordable and accessible housing. There are close to 90 000 households on a 10 year long waiting list for social housing and shelters are operating at over 90% capacity.
Together we have fought for and won many things in this neighborhood over the years. We have stood our ground. On September 21st we do so again and fight for decent housing and shelters, safe spaces, and adequate income for all. They are taking our community piece by piece – join us on the streets September 21st for the launch of a campaign to take it back.
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/337571059707140/
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty