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Stop Demovictions Campaign Burnaby

In July 2017 Burnaby City Council voted unanimously to pass a new “Downtown” Metrotown Plan that increased allowable building heights throughout the residential Metrotown community in order to demovict thousands of affordable apartments and build luxury high rise condo towers in their place. By the time the NDP-affiliated Council’s redevelopment is done, more than 6,000 people will have been displaced from their home community. Unless we fight back and stop evictions.

The Stop Demovictions Burnaby Campaign is a grassroots community organizing project to stop evictions and mass displacement in the Metrotown area of Burnaby. The campaign is organized by the Alliance Against Displacement, alongside residents of the Metrotown apartments facing demoviction.

News and updates

  • July Organizing Meeting
    July 9, 2018
    Join your neighbours in the struggle against the root cause of the demovictions crisis in Metrotown: colonialism and capitalism. On Tuesday, July 10th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, at the Burnaby Neighbourhood House across from the Metrotown Skytrain Station (third
  • Stopping demovictions will mean getting to the colonial root of the evictions crisis
    July 3, 2018
    On Saturday, June 30th, over 150 residents were evicted from the 62 units of housing at 6525, 6559 and 6585 Sussex Avenue. Most had already been intimidated and pressured into leaving, and the few who remained were forced to finally pack up and leave their homes. The
  • Rally & BBQ Against Evictions and Displacement
    June 28, 2018
    Rally at Sussex Avenue to resist the ongoing cycle of evictions and displacement in Metrotown. Where: 6525 Sussex Avenue, Burnaby (across from Metrotown Skytrain station) When: Sunday July 1st @ 3:00PM On Saturday, June 30th, the over 150 residents of 6525, 6559 and
  • Metrotown Community Town Hall: The Violent Cycle of Evictions
    June 5, 2018
    The Tenant Eviction Defense Network believes that only by tenants organizing themselves, supporting each other and resisting together can we break the endless cycle of demovictions. The government or the corporate landlords won’t stop our constant displacement;

Announcements List

Materials

The People’s Plan for Metrotown, an alternative to Corrigan’s disastrous “Downtown” Metrotown Plan.
Read it at peoplesplan.stopdisplacement.ca or
Download the PDF here.

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StopDemovictionsBurnabyPlace a moratorium on demolitions of rental apartments in Burnaby: Sign the petition here.

metrotowndemovictionsCall out for all Lower Mainland groups to stop the “Downtown” Metrotown Plan &
Save Three Thousand Homes!

View the callout here.