February 28, 2021
A group of anti-poverty protesters will descend on city hall Tuesday after claiming that the city is postponing plans for rent-geared-to-income housing in Toronto’s Cabbagetown.
The demonstration will come on the same day that the city’s Planning and Housing Committee will meet to discuss the revitalization plan for Dundas and Sherbourne streets.
At issue are the properties located at 214-230 Sherbourne, which the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) says have sat vacant for 12 years. They say that if the city expropriated the privately-owned property, it could yield between 150 and 260 rent-geared-to-income housing units.