As part of her community involvement, Lisa Okazawa sent the following email to Toronto City Councillor Amber Morley on the Lake Promenade Co-Tenancy Project.
From : Lisa Okazawa <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent : 4 juin 2023 22:17
Subject : Concerns re: development proposal of 220, 230 and 240 Lake Promenade and 21 and 31 Park Boulevard
Dear Councillor Morley,
Thank you for taking the time to consider the letters of Longbranch residents regarding the development project put forward by the owners of the buildings located at 220, 230 and 240 Lake Promenade and 21 and 31 Park Boulevard. As our representative, I am hopeful that you will hold a meeting in person to allow me and my neighbours the opportunity to outline our concerns about these plans for development.
In addition to the many concerns expressed in my neighbours’ letters to you, I am extremely concerned about the residents of the existing apartment buildings. While we know that there is a need for densification in our city to increase housing options, the fact that this development plan will inevitably lead to displacing and unhousing countless residents is an inhumane and unacceptable proposal, particularly for seniors, families and vulnerable persons. As a city councillor and advocate for the community, I am confident that you understand well the multiple impacts of homelessness on individuals and on the community as a whole. I believe strongly that you must vote against prioritizing the financial gain of developers over the right to safe and secure shelter of the current residents.
Please show your commitment to Longbranch residents by holding a public meeting to give a voice to all those who are directly affected by the development proposal.
5B Thirty First St.
Etobicoke, M8W 3E7