Public Hearing: Oppose 105 Keefer St. Rezoning @ Vancouver City Hall, Vancouver [23 May]

Public Hearing: Oppose 105 Keefer St. Rezoning


535
23
May
17:00 - 21:00

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Vancouver City Hall
453 West 12th, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y1V4
Protect the heart of Chinatown! Oppose Beedie’s Displacement Tower at 105 Keefer St. Rezoning Public Hearing

DESCRIPTION:
On Tuesday, May 23rd, Vancouver City Council is set to approve a deeply unpopular project that will fundamentally reshape the heart of Vancouver Chinatown. 105 Keefer is a dominating market development that will undoubtedly accelerate displacement of Chinatown’s low-income and immigrant community. What’s also worrying is the project’s proximity to culturally significant sites including the Chinese Canadian railroad workers and veterans, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, and the National Historic Site.

Imagine, instead, if this important site at the heart of Chinatown was used for secure and affordable homes and a thriving social space. A large chorus of residents and organizations from Chinatown, including Chinatown Concern Group 唐人街關注組, are calling for this site to be acquired by the government and used for social housing and intergenerational community space. Further, over 1400 signatories have signed a petition echoing these demands. Petition link: you.leadnow.ca/p/chinatown

If we PACK OUT the council chambers with hundreds in opposition, the City will not be able to ignore our demands.

Join us and speak at the Public Hearing on May 23rd to voice your dissent against Beedie’s 105 Keefer proposal. Share widely!

5:00 PM CCG Press Conference
6:00 PM Public Hearing Begins

OUR DEMANDS:
1) No market housing at this site
2) For all 3 levels of government to acquire the 105 Keefer St. site
3) 100% social housing at shelter rate or 30% of the OAS income
4) An intergenerational, multi use community space, with an emphasis on seniors.

SIGN THE PETITION: you.leadnow.ca/p/chinatown

WE ARE ASKING PEOPLE TO VOLUNTEER AND SIGN UP TO SPEAK. We will be sharing talking points and assigning volunteer roles. Sign up with CCG here, so we can get in touch with you: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdG9HtYUXpws280f34IKuN3C1n0odxbQrC_AV6kyTOA2fr25Q/viewform

TO BE PLACED ON THE SPEAKER LIST, CONTACT:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 604-829-4238

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
何盈欣 Beverly Ho
唐人街關注組 Chinatown Concern Group (CCG)
Email: [email protected]
Website: chinatownconcerngroup.wordpress.com

Chinatown Concern Group acknowledges this event is being organized on the unceded, traditional, and ancestral territories of the sḵwx̱wú7mesh, sel̓íl̓witulh, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm nations.
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