Indy 100: Debate erupts over plans to turn a parking lot into affordable housing for homeless people
Posted March 3, 2021
Posted March 3, 2021
a parking lot. A PARKING LOT!!!!!!!! https://t.co/WCANu7VgOs
— sippin on that (@vivafalastin) February 27, 2021
What kind of “community” has a parking lot as its “heart”? That’s pathetic. That’s really just sad. Just say NIMBY and get that out there.
— N. K. Jemisin (@nkjemisin) February 28, 2021
There’s more to this than parking obviously. This is the letter circulating to our homes in the neighbourhood from this group. pic.twitter.com/VWuJPsJmF5
— nicole (@nicole_jean_s) February 27, 2021
The stigmatization of homeless people with respect to addiction and mental health is classic NIMBYISM. As if their current neighbour drinks a “healthy” amount of beer and the folks across the street aren’t dealing with mental health issues…
— Dan Harris (@danharrisndp) February 27, 2021
Imagine being so hateful towards poor people and military veterans that you try and pass off a parking lot as a “community hub”. Well thats what #Toronto Real Estate Agent & Musician Mark Battenberg did. Disgusting. #onpoli https://t.co/fpqy0vCjzx pic.twitter.com/1pUZVMKDEg
— Rob Gill (@vote4robgill) February 27, 2021
they’re talking about this parking lot like a group of scruffy teens from a cheesy 80’s movie talk about their local community center thats under threat of being turned INTO a parking lot https://t.co/DO8EZ5HRj2
— Suffer, Cry even, Burn if you must. Perhaps Perish (@PittyPolyPhonic) March 1, 2021
Others have sided with the protestors and are sympathetic to their concerns.
exposed to possible, needles, unstable people, drugs, etc. And this isn’t profiling or whatever. Homeless people are there for a reason. They deserve compassion but not at the cost of children’s safety.
— M (@anotherdumbdumb) February 28, 2021
I read the article , it is not strictly about the parking. These people may be unreasonable but they also may have some valid concerns. Why not address different concerns rather than just shame them.
— Linden (@AnnaNikolo) February 27, 2021
The protesting locals also claim that they haven’t been contacted by city officials about their plans. This is reportedly part of Toronto’s Modular Housing Initiative.
Article by Greg Evans for Indy 100