The Carnegie Community Centre Association (CCCA) represents about 5000 members who use the Carnegie Centre. Our Centre is the living room for thousands of low income people in the DTES who feel safe here and need our services and programmes in a space where they are comfortable.
We fear that our food services could be strained by newer people who are not low income. If City Council allows Sequel to go ahead with 79 new condos, the mandate of our Centre to serve low income people could be challenged. New condos in the 100 Block of E. Hastings will promote even more gentrification in our neighbourhood and put pressure on rents of hundreds of people who live in privately owned hotels in this block.