Join the Downtown East Stop The Cuts Committee and Rally for Housing and Public Services! Stop Ford's Cuts!Submitted by ocap on Thu, 11/17/2011 - 21:10.
Saturday, November 26th
Moss Park - corner of Sherbourne and Queen
*Food and hot chocolate
STOP THE CUTS!
EXPAND SERVICES FOR ALL!
STOP THE HANDOUTS TO COPS and CORPORATIONS!
SERVICES AT RISK & CUTS IN OUR COMMUNITY:
· Sunday Closure of Parliament Street Library and reduced hours during the week
· Sell-off of over 1000 Toronto Community Housing units, including buildings and houses in this neighborhood
· Priority Funding Cuts & Users Fees for Adults at 3 local Community Centres - John Innes, Regent Park South and Wellesley Community Centre
· Slashing city Childcare and cutting funding for subsidies
· Ongoing attacks on Public Sector Workers, part of a broader move to privatize city services
STOP THE SELL OFF OF TORONTO HOUSING!
Statement from the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
In a move that falls in line with the plans of Rob Ford, Toronto Community Housing is looking to sell off close to 1000 homes. The money raised in the sale would, we are told, go to meet the $600 million repair bill that years of neglect have created in public housing owned and operated by the City of Toronto. The sell off will involve ‘stand alone’ homes throughout the City.
Tens of thousands of desperate people sit on the 10 years’ long waiting
list for rent geared to income housing in this City and the housing
authority is now looking to sell off a major portion of this precious
resource. Displaced tenants will have to be moved into units presently
standing idle, that will be renovated with the money from the sale. This will mean that few people on the waiting list will get housed while the stock of public housing is reduced massively.
Toronto, ON, August 20, 2011 – On Saturday afternoon, in a protest organized by the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP), dozens of people, many directly affected the Province’s cut of the Special Diet program, converged on the Loblaws grocery store, at Jarvis and Queen’s Quay, to send a message that poverty and hunger are growing and will be challenged.
After entering the store and splitting up into small groups, the OCAP members and supporters began filling up their carts with $250 of groceries each. Upon ringing in these groceries, cashiers were presented with vouchers for 250 “Dalton Dollars” -- featuring a prominent picture of McGuinty, alongside the words “to be used in place of the Special Diet Allowance”.
Thursday July 21
KPMG’s Toronto Headquarters
Bay Adelaide Centre (333 Bay St)
What right do rich, paid private consultants have to decide what public services our communities in Toronto should or should not have?
KPMG is a private consulting firm that was hired by the City of Toronto and paid millions of dollars to do a completely subjective review of all of Toronto’s public services. KPMG is currently releasing their 8 final reports detailing service by service what they think could be cut, changed or contracted out.
They have taken their ‘vision’ of a devastated Toronto public services to City Hall, and now we will take our vision of the kind of Toronto we want straight to them!
Toronto Stop the Cuts Network
COMMUNITY MEETING to STOP FORD’S CUTS
THURSDAY, JULY 14
CENTRAL NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE
(349 ONTARIO STREET)
On-site childcare + transit tokens available • food provided
Meeting sponsored by CUPE 4308
SERVICES ON FORD’S CHOPPING BLOCK
•Priority funding for 3 local community centres - John Innes, Regent Park South and Wellesley Community Centre - HAS BEEN CUT
• The School House men’s shelter at Gerrard and George, which may close by the end of August
•Sell-off of 22 Toronto Community Housing buildings, including buildings in this neighborhood, with more to follow
•Slashing city childcare and cutting funding for subsidies
•Ongoing attacks on public sector workers, part of a broader move to privatize city services