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City’s Actions Displace Low-Income Seniors, Artists and threaten 120 year old Ming Sun Benevolent Society Historic Property in Japantown!

CITY TO BLAME FOR DESTRUCTION OF HERITAGE BUILDING, HOUSING FOR VULNERABLE SENIORS AND AFFORDABLE ARTIST STUDIO SPACERepresentatives of the Ming Sun Benevolent Society, members of Instant Coffee artist collective and outraged citizens of Vancouver held a news conference to reveal how the City of Vancouver ignored its own rules and demolished a building, resulting in not only the possible loss of one of the oldest buildings in Vancouver, but also the displacement of low income seniors, an artist collective, and the Ming Sun Benevolent Society.

The subsequent actions of the City have shown an incredible disregard and disrespect not only for the Ming Sun Benevolent Society, a 90 year old organization representing Chinese Canadians, and for the artist collective Instant coffee who produce international works of art , but also to every taxpayer in Vancouver.

Date & Time: Friday, December 6 9:30 A.M. yes
Location: Vancouver Japanese Language Centre and Hall
487 Alexander Avenue, Vancouver

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