58 West Hastings is the site of a new condominium development by Concord Pacific. They are “discovering and developing” the DTES just like colonizers. New luxury condos will replace low-income housing and more poor people will be displaced and homeless.
There are over 1500 market housing units planned for the DTES in the years leading upto the 2010 Olympics, while around 1000 units of low-income housing have been lost in the DTES due to closures, rent increases, and slow conversions including for tourist use. According to the City’s own reports, market housing is currently being built at a rate of 3 units to every 1 unit of social housing in the DTES.
We demand no displacement, no evictions, and a moratorium on condo development. Condo construction means community destruction.
Organized by an ad-hoc group of DTES residents along with Carnegie Community Action Project, Vancour Area Network of Drug Users, DTES Women Center Power of Women Project, Streams of Justice, Pivot Legal Society, DTES Neighbourhood House, Citywide Housing Coalition, and others.
For information contact us at DEWC at 778 885 0040.
Visit http://www.streamsofjustice.org for updates.
* BACKGROUND ON THE RECENT CAMPAIGN AGAINST CONCORD PACIFIC *