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West End Coalition for Housing Justice

West End Coalition for Housing Justice

Seniors attend a housing forum in the summer of 2019 at West Lodge in Parkdale. 

The West End Coalition for Housing Justice is a community development initiative to empower local residents to get involved in the development process and advocate for affordable housing.

The coalition developed a simple, easy-to-use tool kit to help community members and grassroots groups push for affordable housing in new developments in Toronto.

In October 2019, with support and collaboration from Build a Better Bloor Dufferin, WECHJ held an affordable housing forum to discuss redevelopment plans at Dundas Street West and Bloor Street, take initial steps to outline community priorities for the site, and collect feedback on the draft toolkit. It attracted media attention and provided a strong foundation for housing advocacy going forward.

The final toolkit can be downloaded in pdf form at this link.