Friends of Chinatown Toronto

Community Land Trust Research

We are currently underway on a research project on behalf of Friends of Chinatown Toronto (FOCT) to investigate Community Land Trust (CLT) models for the Downtown Chinatown Toronto community. Our research follows four streams:

1) Needs and assets assessment of Downtown Chinatown in relation to a culturally-appropriate Community Land Trust

2) Case studies of relevant CLTs in Canada and the US, and especially emerging mixed-use (commercial-residential) CLTs

3) Effects of commercial gentrification on working-class and immigrant neighbourhoods & history of commercial gentrification in Chinatown

4) Opportunities for Community Benefits organizing at specific development sites in Chinatown