More than just an address: Tenants for Social Housing Oppose the Privatization of Toronto Social Housing
On Oct. 21, 2011, the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) Board voted to sell off over 1000 homes. The Board has further plans to sell off its entire “stand-alone” housing portfolio. This will lead to the forced eviction and displacement of thousands of low-income and marginalized people in Toronto, who have built strong attachments to the communities in which they live, and who have connections to schools, work, supports, and friendships in these places.
This video compiles footage of deputations made at the Board meeting, and a Press Conference held prior to the meeting by Tenants for Social Housing, a group of tenants opposed to the privatization of public housing and forced eviction of tenants. Tenants for Social Housing will continue to join with other concerned tenants and supporters to fight this sale when it is brought to the City Council, and if it is brought to the Provincial government for approval.