Posted August 6, 2021
Scarborough residents are fighting back in the hopes to stop what they say is the "demoviction" of their homes by a housing developer.
"Renovictions" have been a hot topic in Toronto recently, and continue to affect vulnerable populations who rely on affordable housing. This seems to be a new development of the same vein.
Tenants living at 54, 58, and 62 Glen Everest Road in Scarborough are at risk of having their homes destroyed by Altree Developments.
— Toronto ACORN (@TorontoACORN) July 31, 2021
So, on Saturday, residents in the area took to the streets to protest the request to relocate. They have also created an online petition.
— Toronto ACORN (@TorontoACORN) August 5, 2021
"Families have been living there for 40+ years, now they're having their homes destroyed to make way for an unaffordable condo," the group wrote on the ACORN Canada website.
"We will not let big developers destroy our homes. We're NOT MOVING. No development if it means displacement."
Article by Brieanna Charlebois for BlogTO