Monday, December 03, 2007

The Future of Lawrence Heights: “Revitalization” or Gentrification?

For some time now, TCHC residents have been told that they can expect better housing through “revitalization”. But many fear that this will mean displacement of the community, as was the case in Regent Park.

In the mean time, TCHC is failing to carry out everyday repairs to its units. And while the City continues to try to TAKE from the community, like when they tried to shut down the community centre on Mondays, now TCHC wants to increase parking rates across the community.

But the people are organizing and fighting back!

TCHC is being sued for almost $500,000,000 on behalf of TCHC residents across Toronto; people protested against the community centre closedowns back in September; TCHC residents have protested loudly against any increase in the parking charges; and people are beginning to organize against “revitalization”.

Come to the following event to hear the people and organizations fighting back against TCHC:
-N. Zahra, Basics Community Newspaper
-John Clarke, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP)
-Sarah Shartel, the lawyer handling the case against TCHC
...and speakers from Regent Park and Lawrence Heights to speak on their own experiences

Sunday, December 9, 6 - 8 pm
Lawrence Heights Community Centre