Letters: Wrong time to demolish homes

Dear Editor,

One hundred and thirty families live in rental buildings at Minoru Gardens. Some have lived here for more than 20 years.

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I am writing to you because I am concerned about the upcoming permit application for demolition of our homes.

Is it safe to ask families to move during a pandemic? We will have four months when 70 families in each building will be expected to use one elevator — despite reports of people contracting COVID-19 through elevator buttons.

It will also be difficult to physically distance.

Our neighbours who are not moving, may also be at risk since there is limited parking space for several large moving vans between the buildings.

I truly hope the city does not provide the permit for the demolition of our homes during the pandemic.

Lexy Clayburn

RICHMOND

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