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Chinatown Condos, Social Housing Campaign Launch & More

by Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP)

Chinatown Condos, Social Housing Campaign Launch & More

In general our community’s struggles against gentrification are continuing and we are finding it up-close and personal in our lives too. Low-income peoples’ homes in Chinatown are threatened with an onslaught of condo development. High-end boutique shops and restaurants threaten their sense of belonging in public space. Their community is under pressure as senior government funding is still not emerging for social housing and some groups are looking for ways to collaborate with developers and gentrifiers for crumbs of funding.

Carnegie Community Action Project


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City ignoring displacement of low-income residents in Chinatown, by Jean Swanson

Chinatown is on the verge of getting more condos than Woodward’s while the city does nothing to stop displacement of low-income residents.  On February 21 a rezoning proposal for 145 market condos in a 17-storey tower at 611 Main is going to Council... Continue reading.

Eloquent speakers call for 10,000 unites of social housing a year, by Jean Swanson

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