Gena Thompson

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waldorf“Save the Waldorf”? A letter to

Hi, I think some research might have been in order before posting a petition to Save the Waldorf. The petition starter, “Tim”, calls the Waldorf a “cultural hub” and states that its loss will impact the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood. This is a co-optation of the anti-gentrification, anti-racist movements that have been in the neighbourhood for 50 years. “Tim” also refers to the hotel’s location in the “middle of nowhere” (quotes his); what he means by that is that it is located amidst several Native housing projects. The clientele does not originate there. (…)


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