Latest Classifieds in Personal Notes from Organizers

Keep 6, organized by Anti-Poverty Action Committee (brochure)


Keep 6 was developed in response to increased allegations of harassment by police. At that time, it was speculated that more police resources were dedicated to the Downtown Eastside and East Vancouver to “sweep the streets of ‘undesirables,’” making those neighbourhoods more attractive for new developments.

Woodwards Campaign Demands (handbill)


This handbill lists the demands on the Woodward’s redevelopment, based on past promises and then-current needs of the neighbourhood surrounding Woodward’s.

Carnegie Community Action Project 2012 Hotel Survey & Housing Report

Carnegie Community Centre

The excerpts above represent the pages of the CCAP 2012 Hotel Survey & Housing Report related to the neighbourhood impact of the Woodward’s Redevelopment.

Request for Access by Tom Laviolette, May 2000

Vancouver City Hall

Request was made by Tim Laviolette on behalf of the Carnegie Community Action Project.

Notes On Van Housing

Carnegie Community Centre

This research summarizes the fight for social housing in the 1990s, the promises that were made and broken, and the overall tension between the Downtown Eastside and low-income residents, Gastown residents, developers and the City.

Board of Variance Appeal No. Z29428: Third Party Appeal of Approval of DE 217797 (4 pages)

Carnegie Community Centre

Prepared by representatives of the Woodward’s Co-Op/Woodward’s Committee, this draft appeal outlines hardships of the low-income communities surrounding the Woodward’s site and past promises related to the Woodward’s site.

Woodwards Belongs To Us… Not to Kassem Aghtai (handbill)


This handbill, printed in English and Chinese characters, is a call to action to “reclaim” Woodward’s from Kassem Aghtai of Fama Holdings.

“Mayor offers help to Woodwood’s [sic] project” Vancouver Sun, April 9, 1997


Vancouver Mayor Philip Owen is quoted offering his support for a redevelopment plan of Woodward’s that includes social housing, and committing City staff to repairing the relationship between Fama Holdings and the provincial government.

Letter to the Mayor from Rob Smith (Abbott Mansions), “Making Equity Planning Work in the Face of Power,” City Magazine (Edmonton), Winter 1993


Smith suggests that SRO hotel renovations are only short-term strategies, and that the community needs a long-term social housing strategy, which could include Woodward’s.

Woodward’s Committee Planning Principles for the Woodwards Building


This is a preliminary draft of a document that outlines a plan for the Woodward’s redevelopment, created by the Woodward’s Committee.

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