据680新闻报道,万锦Heritage Village老人院内超过100名老年住户将面临被驱逐的命运。该老人院,渔人村安老院(Unionville Home Society)的房东已经把该处房产卖给开发公司Minto Development,卖得金额未知。交易的条件之一是现有的老人院会被拆除,一栋新的居民建筑会被建立。但在这期间,现在的租户将无家可归。
该安老院行政总​​裁Deborah Cooper说,“本地区和安省内,所有的老人廉租屋提供者都有等待名单。我们在致力于让我们的居民能获得优先。”
另一个居民Gillian D’Amato说,在没有替她安排好之前,她拒绝离开。

According to 680 News, more than 100 elderly residents in Markham’s Heritage Village will be facing eviction. The senior’s residence has been sold by its owner Unionville Home Society to the developer Minto Development, for an undisclosed amount. One of the conditions of the transaction is that the existing senior residence shall be demolished in order for a completely new residence to be built in its place. However, during the construction period, the current residents shall be without a home.

110 elderly residents shall have 18 months to move out, but to this day, Unionville Home Society has only found a new home for 9 residents.

The director of Unionville Home Society, Deborah Cooper, said: All housing suppliers in the area and Ontario have a waiting list of affordable housing for seniors, we will cooperate with the suppliers, so that our residents will have priority.

Resident Sylvia said that she could move out to live with her daughter, but this means that she will lose all connections established throughout the years in Heritage Village, and many are her good friends.

While another resident Gillian D’Amato has said that if no new housing arrangements are made for her, she will refuse to move out.

As for the timing of demolishment and reconstruction, Unionville Home Society will let the Regional Municipality of York to decide. The residents and their family members will lobby to the municipal government, in the hope that the new building could be completed before the old building is demolished. News report by us