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Planning Committee: Borough Council and Borough Hall

planning committee: Roughly 20 people came to the rally in front of the borough hall during a meeting of the urban planning committee to voice their displeasure with the project, which would be located across from the Parc Metro station, according to CTV. The development has not yet been approved by borough council. The people in Park Ex deserve a lot better than not having their voice heard, said organizer Joshua Singh. The land was purchased by developer BSR Group last year and since then, many of the merchants who were tenants in the building already located there have left. According to a 2013 Centraide study, Park Ex is among the poorest neighbourhoods in Canada but the community advocates said changes are coming. Park Ex is an immigrant district, working class people and we want to keep our people living in Park Ex and not become a new Plateau-Mont-Royal, said Andre Trepanier of the Park Extension Action Committee. ( As reported in the news.