Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Residents call on province to probe Catholic board’s land deal

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North York residents scrambling to save their cherished Columbus Centre from demolition and redevelopment have stepped up their fight against the $70-million plan and are asking the province to intervene.

They’re angry about the proposed project at Dufferin and Lawrence, which would destroy the current building and a nearby Catholic high school in disrepair, and replace them with a joint facility housing a brand new centre and school.

The Catholic school board and Villa Charities, a non-profit that operates the Columbus Centre, are partners in the venture.

In a letter to Education Minister Mitzie Hunter on Monday, a grassroots group set up earlier this year to oppose the deal asked her to appoint an investigator to review details of the school board’s finances.

“We request that the Minister of Education make a thorough investigation as to whether the Toronto Catholic District School Board is behaving responsibly in their administration of public funds,” said the letter signed by Ian Duncan MacDonald, a co-founder of the group, the Columbus Athletic and Social Association.  (more...)

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Not the first time the school board has been deaf to the community

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