The Toronto Community Housing Corporation wants to sell over 700 houses, displacing thousands of tenants from their homes and neighbourhoods. In Toronto, over 80 000 people are already waiting for affordable housing and many more struggle with homelessness, poverty and unemployment. This evening will bring together City Councillors, thought leaders and activists to discuss the importance of affordable housing, the path to a strong and thriving Toronto, and the fight to save Toronto's social housing.
All are Welcome. Refreshments Provided.
Under Rob Ford's administration, the Toronto Community Housing Corporation is being sold for parts, starting with more than 700 stand-alone houses scattered throughout the city core. If they are sold, thousands of people will lose their homes and Toronto's poverty problem will get worse. Now there is a talk of a "compromise" deal on this sale of social housing. But why is this plan being considered at all? Nick Day investigates.
Where was Ford Nation Tuesday night when Toronto city council voted on the controversial 2012 city operating budget?
Where was Ford Nation inside council chambers to ram through the mayor's $20-million budget cuts to city pools, arenas, day cares, TTC service and homeless shelters?
Where was Ford Nation outside City Hall, the throngs of fiscally conservative citizens demonstrating their pro-mayor stance?
Ford Nation collapsed.
This video covers the thoughts of many activists on building an effective coalition among unions and the Occupy movement, against job and social services cuts. This video was made by Zach Ruiter and Megan Kinch of the Toronto Media Co-op (http://toronto.mediacoop.ca).