This Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 could be Renfrew-Collingwood’s last chance to review the City’s plans to drastically change the low-income, immigrant neighbourhood forever.
The best thing that we can do is familiarize ourselves with the most current proposal and identify which parts we accept and which parts we need to reject. Please join the Joyce Area Residents Association (JARA) for the second City open house on Saturday, Feb 6 at 11am at the Collingwood Neighbourhood House for the Joyce Station Precinct Review to walk through and digest these plans together.
At the first open house, our members gathered to hear some of the concerns of folks in the area that fear displacement and the loss of affordable housing options in our area. The most vulnerable citizens in our community like immigrants, renters and seniors are not being given enough time to have their say or understand the impacts. Columbus Tower senior residents, for instance, will likely lose their homes. Development also puts all of our immigrant owned businesses in jeopardy.
Let’s figure out how much this community is willing to lose and what opportunities we have to gain together. Communities not Condos!
If you are unable to attend, please lend support by signing our online petition.
JARA is calling an all members meeting on March 2, 2016 from 7-8:30pm. We will need folks to be engaged with the work before then so please reach out with your concerns and how you can offer help at joyceareaRA@gmail.com.