Today, community members and supporters brought our voices to city hall and the KingSett office building. We first gathered outside Toronto city hall to deliver a letter to the mayor’s office. Our delegation of 3 was stopped by security and told that the “mayor’s office is unavailable.” However, security took the letter with the assurance it would be delivered.
We then marched through the PATH to the building lobby of 40 Scotia Plaza, where security refused further access. We know KingSett’s offices are on the 37th floor, and any other day access is open to take an elevator upstairs to their reception. Today, they cowered behind security restrictions as our delegation gathered in the Scotia Plaza lobby. KingSett plans condo development in our community but refused to meet with us in their office.
Within the lobby of Scotia Plaza, we had a 45 minute standoff where we were threatened with “trespassing” arrests and charges. We stood our ground and refused to leave. After some negotiating, we won and, with a police escort, were able to hand deliver a letter to William (Bill) Logar, Chief Asset Management Officer of KingSett Capital.
KingSett has heard our voices, and they know that we will continue to fight against their development plans for 214-230 Sherbourne.