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| March 21, 2014
Photo: Erica Holt
| March 20, 2014

Poor People's History of East Downtown Toronto

For close to two centuries East Downtown Toronto has welcomed the unemployed, homeless and working poor. Infrastructures to support the unemployed, some of which date back to the establishment of Toronto first poor house to the 1830s, are now being threatened and dismantled by the city to make room for Toronto's more affluent residents. Where will the unemployed, homeless and poor residents go?

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Exploding some of the myths about gentrification

October 20, 2013
| David Madden argues that gentrification is not synonymous with urban renewal. Madden is an assistant professor in the Sociology Department and the Cities Program at the London School of Economics.
Length: 15:46 minutes (14.44 MB)
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Anti-gentrification activists attacked

September 17, 2013
| Esther Hsieh was interviewing three Downtown Eastside activists in a coffee bar when they were attacked by the manager of a nearby hotel. Wendy Pedersen and Beatriz Osario talk about what happened.
Length: 15:40 minutes (14.36 MB)
| July 25, 2013

Vancouver's Grandview-Woodland urban development plan: Whose options are really on the table?

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In conjunction with what seems to be the year of the developer, the recently drafted Grandview-Woodland Community plan brings a new take on density to Vancouver's Broadway and Commercial neighbourhood.

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| July 5, 2013
Jose Guadalupe Posada, “Calavera de Don Quijote” Mexican printmaker & political
| July 4, 2013

Excess of luxury housing is suffocating Vancouver: An open letter to Donald Trump

Dear Mr. Trump,

It has come to my attention that you were in Vancouver this week to announce your new high-end hotel / condo tower in Coal Harbour, near where I work. My fellow citizens and I decided not to picket your event. Instead, I opt for polite correspondence, to respectfully inform you that we are sufficiently supplied with luxury condominiums at present and require no further units. We'll call if we're running low.

Plus, there is a lien on the place. Just ask the original inhabitants.

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