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The fence around Grandview Park on Commercial Drive was taken down again as part of an ongoing action against the gentrification of the park.
A group of local community members have been spearheading a Defend Grandview campaign over the summer against the restructuring of the park along what they say are plans meant to stop the poor and street vendors from congregating in the area.
The day began with a potluck picnic and discussion session around ways to take back the park, which had over the week been cordoned off for teardown.
Several participants at the discussion having called for a march, the group then went to the north side of the park, where they took down part of the fence and began enjoying the park the way it was before the barrier was set up.
Soon part of the east side of the fence that faced Commercial Drive also was taken down, and a "Grand Reopening" poster stuck outside.
Police vans that had been sequestered at the north side of the park strangely disappeared before the fence was broken through. Three bicycle policemen patrolled near the group, but did not engage anyone.