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Local activists protest Ottawa's plan to demolish low-income housing in Nepean

ACORN will be near Tunney's Pasture, asking residents to sign a petition to stop the demolition.
10-22-2020-Manor Park tenant
Peggy is a 30-year resident of Manor Park. (Photo: ACORN Twitter)

Housing activists are protesting the City of Ottawa's plan to demolish low-income housing, in order to make way for Stage 3 of its light rail project.

City staff is recommending that 120 units of low-income housing in the Nepean Neighbourhood of Manor Village be demolished, in order to build the future Knoxdale LRT Station.

Ottawa's Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) says that would force the mass eviction of up to 300 low-income and working-class families. 

According to the group, the city has responded by saying the tenants will have years to find new accommodation, but ACORN says it's impossible to find affordable housing in Ottawa.

Members of ACORN will be in the area of Tunney's Pasture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 22, to collect signatures in hopes of stopping the demolition.

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