(Toronto) Defend People Charged in Oxford St. Eviction

Graeme Bacque (gbacque@arcos.org)
Tue, 28 Apr 1998 14:13:14 -0400


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Roughly a year ago, a bunch of people were booted out of their home on
Oxford Street in Kensington Market. They had been renting a warehouse
for years when the city intervened - supposedly due to safety concerns
for the tenants, but ostensibly to make way for more upscale lofts in
the general trend towards gentrifying the Market. When they challenged
the eviction by setting up on the lawn  of Nathan Phillips Square
(outside Toronto city hall) the city retaliated by putting a call in to
the cops and having them charged with trespass and obstruct police.

In the ongoing fight for tenants and squatters rights in this city, OCAP
urges people to come and support the Oxford Street defendants!

TUESDAY MAY 7TH
10:00 AM
OLD CITY HALL COURT HOUSE
BAY ST. AT QUEEN ST. W.

Call the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty at (416) 925-6939