Save Pantages for Social Housing

* Sign the online Petition
http://www.petitiononline.com/nocondos/petition.html

* Download and distribute pamphlet
Click here for easy download of pdf version

* If you work in the DTES, sign the Workers Boycott Statement:
http://dtesnotfordevelopers.wordpress.com/dtes-workers-boycott/

* If you are a housing provider, don’t colloborate with Sequel 138:
http://dtesnotfordevelopers.wordpress.com/social-housing-provider-boycott/

*Attend Weekly Meetings:
Thursdays at 6 pm at Aboriginal Front Door (384 Main)

* If you are a group, support the DTES Community Resolution

Please email jean.swanson@gmail.com or hwalia8@gmail.com or call 604 729 2380 or 604 839 0379 to add your name as an endorsing organization to the resolution below.

We oppose the Pantages Theatre owner’s 2011 application to build a massive condo building with token amounts of social housing on the 100 block of East Hastings Street.

1. We call on the City to stop the Pantages development permit application because it contradicts the “without displacement” part of the city’s policy of “revitalization without displacement” in the DTES.

2. We call on the Pantages owner to sell the property at its 2010 assessed value of $3.7 million to the City of Vancouver.

3. We call on the City to buy the Pantages parcel and designate it for 100% resident controlled social housing with low-income community space on the ground floor.

4. We call on the City to ensure that the nature of the development of the Pantages parcel be exclusively determined by low-income residents and communities in the DTES, including control over the final tendering of the project.

Stop Pantages Condos Coalition:

Aboriginal Front Door
Carnegie Community Action Project
Citywide Housing Coalition
DTES Neighbourhood Council
DTES Power of Women Group
Gallery Gachet
Streams of Justice
Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users
Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society

Endorsed by:

Indigenous Action Movement
Latin-American Collective
Association of Chinese Canadians for Equality and Solidarity Society
Harmony of Nations Drum Group
Longhouse Ministry Church
PHS Community Services Society
Lookout Emergency Aid Society
Purple Thistle
Pivot Legal Society
Vancouver Catholic Worker
Teaching Support Staff Union Social Justice Committee
Mosaic @ the Space
Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood Helpers Project
Council of Senior Citizens Organization of BC
First United Church
Oppenheimer Park Ladies Tea Party
Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter
Impact on Communities Coalition
Spartacus Books
Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance Society
Carnegie Community Centre Association
Interfaith Institute for Justice, Peace and Social Movements
Women Elders In Action Society
St. James’ Anglican Church Social Justice Group
Solidarity Notes Labour Choir
End Prohibition Committee
Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House
Jacob’s Well
PACE Society
Jen’s Kitchen
Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society
Vancouver Action
Lifeskills Political Action Group
Fairview Baptist Church Peace and Justice Committee
Teaching Support Staff Union Social Justice Committee
UBC Social Justice Center
UBC Color Connected Against Racism
Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America

12 responses to “Save Pantages for Social Housing

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  6. Vancouver observer

    Isn’t it time to admit failure? What we’ve been doing in the DTES satisfies no one, on any side of the spectrum. It’s time for new choices.
    Here’s an important new think piece about the options, and about a healthier future in the DTES. It’s in the Vancouver Courier: http://owl.li/7n2wH
    We must never be afraid of new solutions to old problems. Time for real change and progressive policies in the DTES. Knee-jerk, reactionary ‘solutions’ repeated over and over have fixed nothing. Those old ‘solutions’ are not a platform. They are a treadmill.

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