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Protest against high-rises held in Chinatown

Protesters take to the streets on April 11th, 2016, in opposition to land use changes in Chinatown. They demonstrated again on Friday, as city council prepares for a public hearing on a 27-storey high rise. (CityNews)

The Chinatown Task Force took to the streets Friday to protest the planned high rise towers.

City council plans to talk about the city application on Monday.

Teresa Woo-Paw, who is the facilitator with the Task Force, says the march was to get their message across to council one last time.

“So today essentially is the communities way to convey their collective concerns and support to save Chinatown to city council.”

They have met with about half of councillors in a bid to help them see their point of view.

“It’s an opportunity for them to understand some of our concerns and perspective on the application especially, because the application essentially would cause drastic change to land use within Chinatown.”

Woo-Paw says the group is open to change but they are hoping for more time to go over alternatives to make both groups happy.