On Monday, July 24th 2017 Burnaby City Council will vote on its destructive “Metrotown Downtown Plan.” If this plan is approved, the entire Metrotown neighbourhood will be impacted: thousands of rental apartments will be demolished to make way for high-rise luxury condos, and thousands of current low-income and working class residents will be displaced.
For the past year, the Stop Demovictions Burnaby campaign has been trying to stop the rampant demoviction of Metrotown renters, but mayor Derek Corrigan and his BCA dominated City Council have ignored the voices of
those harmed by their policies. Even when an alternative “People’s Plan for Metrotown” has been compiled and presented to them, they have refused to engage with it (see stopdisplacement.ca/
burnaby for the People’s Plan).
So Stop Demovictions Burnaby is organizing community-wide opposition to the upcoming vote and we need you to be part of it. When City Council meets to vote on the “Metrotown Downtown Demoviction Plan”, we need to be there to stop it and demand a neighbourhood that is affordable, diverse and welcoming.
Please come to City Hall on Monday, July 24th @ 6:30 pm for a rally followed by the city council meeting @ 7:00 pm, and express your refusal to be displaced from your homes and your community. Together we want to declare: “We Won’t Go!”
For more information, email organize@stopdisplacement.