Monday, June 15, 2015

TCDSB request to bulldoze homes to build school 'not fair'

A Toronto school board's request to expropriate more than two dozen homes to build a new school is not fair or necessary, a new report has found.

The report is the culmination of several hearings between an inquiry officer, homeowners and the Toronto Catholic District School Board. It was written by Inquiry Officer David Vine and released Monday

In February, the TCDSB asked residents whether they would move out of 30 townhomes in the area of Bayview and Cummer Avenues, and found that most of the residents weren't willing to go.

At the time, the school board said it was considering expropriating the land -- a move that would force residents to leave -- but hoped to resolve the issue in a less extreme way.  (more...)

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