CCAP offers ethical “Gentrification tours” of the neighbourhood. The tours are conducted through the lens of local residents and highlights the community’s history, struggles, displacement, and resistance.
When we organize the gentrification tours, we usually have 1 or 2 volunteers who lead the tour. They tell the students about the history of DTES and help students gain a deeper understanding of the complexity of issues that play out in the community. This activity has been very valuable for CCAP. Students learn a lot of information they don’t get in the media and helps them make career choices.