Parkdale protesters shut down meeting over proposed King Street condo

News Nov 14, 2017 by David Nickle Parkdale Villager

A group of Parkdale residents coming to the Toronto and East York Community Council to speak against a condominium development at King Street West and Dufferin Street shut down the meeting with signs and protest Tuesday morning.

The group was protesting a development at 1182 and 1221 King Street West by Lifetime Developments, that would see 17 storey and 14 storey mixed use buildings that would include condominiums. 

City planning staff had approved the development, but residents protesting the project said that it would only contribute to the continuing gentrification of Parkdale.

“What Parkdale needs is more affordable housing units – not a luxury condominium,” said Aaron Poole, speaking on behalf of the Dale Ministries. “There should be a minimum of 105 affordable units in the Lifetime development.” 

Others noted that the continued influx of wealthy residents would mean that businesses offering affordable goods and services would be driven out, and rents would rise making the neighbourhood unaffordable.

When deputations were finished, protesters spread a banner reading “Parkdale Needs Affordable Housing” and shut down the meeting.

Debate will continue on the item this afternoon.

Parkdale protesters shut down meeting over proposed King Street condo

News Nov 14, 2017 by David Nickle Parkdale Villager

A group of Parkdale residents coming to the Toronto and East York Community Council to speak against a condominium development at King Street West and Dufferin Street shut down the meeting with signs and protest Tuesday morning.

The group was protesting a development at 1182 and 1221 King Street West by Lifetime Developments, that would see 17 storey and 14 storey mixed use buildings that would include condominiums. 

City planning staff had approved the development, but residents protesting the project said that it would only contribute to the continuing gentrification of Parkdale.

“What Parkdale needs is more affordable housing units – not a luxury condominium,” said Aaron Poole, speaking on behalf of the Dale Ministries. “There should be a minimum of 105 affordable units in the Lifetime development.” 

Others noted that the continued influx of wealthy residents would mean that businesses offering affordable goods and services would be driven out, and rents would rise making the neighbourhood unaffordable.

When deputations were finished, protesters spread a banner reading “Parkdale Needs Affordable Housing” and shut down the meeting.

Debate will continue on the item this afternoon.

Parkdale protesters shut down meeting over proposed King Street condo

News Nov 14, 2017 by David Nickle Parkdale Villager

A group of Parkdale residents coming to the Toronto and East York Community Council to speak against a condominium development at King Street West and Dufferin Street shut down the meeting with signs and protest Tuesday morning.

The group was protesting a development at 1182 and 1221 King Street West by Lifetime Developments, that would see 17 storey and 14 storey mixed use buildings that would include condominiums. 

City planning staff had approved the development, but residents protesting the project said that it would only contribute to the continuing gentrification of Parkdale.

“What Parkdale needs is more affordable housing units – not a luxury condominium,” said Aaron Poole, speaking on behalf of the Dale Ministries. “There should be a minimum of 105 affordable units in the Lifetime development.” 

Others noted that the continued influx of wealthy residents would mean that businesses offering affordable goods and services would be driven out, and rents would rise making the neighbourhood unaffordable.

When deputations were finished, protesters spread a banner reading “Parkdale Needs Affordable Housing” and shut down the meeting.

Debate will continue on the item this afternoon.