The southwest corner of Main and Broadway fenced off and partially demolished to make way for the future Mount Pleasant Station of the Broadway Subway Line
The looming Broadway Plan spells city-wide redevelopment and displacement.
We as renters in Mount Pleasant ask: why must necessary investment in city infrastructure come at the expense of our homes?
We know from experience that with the creation of massive transit projects in our neighbourhoods comes a flood of speculation, wide-scale demolition and redevelopment, and ultimately, the displacement of working, low-income residents and unhoused people from the communities they call home. The City’s Broadway Plan is a comprehensive area plan along the Broadway corridor that will affect 25%* of all purpose-built rentals in Vancouver.
And what’s the City’s answer to these life-and-death questions from renters? More questionnaires, more surveys, an interactive website. Meanwhile, our homes are being targeted for demolition to make way for luxury condos.
We’ve had enough. We reject the City’s one-sided ‘consultations’ as an empty and placating gesture to manufacture consent on endless displacement. They know what renters need. It’s up to us to make sure the City falls in line.
WE DON’T NEED MORE CONSULTATION – WE NEED POWER
We as organized tenants in Mount Pleasant ask our neighbours in Commercial, Fairview and Kitsilano to join the fight in defending our homes from rampant speculation and redevelopment.
*Taken from area of study considered in City of Vancouver’s Broadway Plan Emerging Directions: Intro and Context
Our organizing takes place on the unceded and occupied territory of the səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.