What: Community meeting to explore the mass demovictions in Metrotown and how to prevent them in other town centres
When: Wednesday June 20th @ 6:30pm
Where: Tommy Douglas Library - 7311 Kingsway
Metro Vancouver is facing the most acute affordability crisis in our history. In response, most municipalities, along with the provincial government, are investing in and incentivizing the construction of new rental units to meet demand.
One major exception is Burnaby. While most of the region is increasing its rental supply to meet the needs of the region, Burnaby is one of only two municipalities, including White Rock, losing more rental units than they’re building.
In fact, 200 rental units are slated to be demolished in the Metrotown area in the coming years to make way for luxury condos. This is on top of the over 700 units that have already been demolished since 2010.
To date, this plan has mostly affected the Metrotown area, but the city council has shown interest in replicating this plan in the other town centres, including Edmonds.
That’s why BC ACORN is hosting a workshop near Edmonds town centre to talk to the community about what has happened in Metrotown and how residents can organize against further demovictions in Burnaby.
BCGEU Executive VP Kari Michaels will be speaking on behalf of the BCGEU and connecting with members and Affordable BC signers.
Please RSVP so we know how many people to expect.