Hundreds of supporters unite: April 2014 | Red Door Family Shelter

Hundreds of supporters unite: April 2014

Large crowd seated at the community meeting

By Kathryn Hill

Worried by news that a developer was doing a deal to buy the family shelter site by the end of July, the Red Door held an emergency community meeting at Ralph Thornton Community Centre on April 7th, 2014.

We were delighted with the turnout! More than 300 citizens packed into the room to rally around the shelter. Loud and clear the community said that no developer could build condos where a shelter for families in crisis had stood for over 30 years.

The meeting was attended by Councillor Paula Fletcher, MPP Peter Tabuns, and Mayoral candidate Olivia Chow.  Former Toronto Mayor David Crombie spoke in support of the shelter.

For more information: www.reddoorshelter.ca/building-hope

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