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Townhouse evictions highlight city-wide fears

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Globe and Mail

Region wide fears I would have thought. This has been happening in Richmond for quite a while now. On Gilbert Road opposite Minoru Park, Richmond Gardens has been “renovated” in the midst of a great controversy which played out in the local press but did not, so far as I am aware, grab attention elsewhere. And the tenants who had the temerity to go the the Landlord and Tenant office, or talk to the media, were targeted for escalating harassment by the (new) management. Last week there was trumpeting of how well Richmond was doing in the affordable housing field when the real story was that the development would produce a significant net loss. Anbd that was not refurbishment of buildings but wholesale redevelopment.

The Canada Line angle is interesting too. Maybe this is the usual “any incident near a SkyTrain” media policy. But certainly Richmond Gradens is an easy half mile walk to Brighouse Station.

Written by Stephen Rees

September 23, 2008 at 3:40 pm

Posted in housing, transit

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