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"Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 23:01:35 -0800
From: layla337@yahoo.com
Subject: Hello
To: peratostene@greenwinpm.com; john.corso@sympatico.ca; karen_simonca@yahoo.com; christopher.peter.king@gmail.com; mansanom@yahoo.ca; pamelalovesbailey@hotmail.com; mojst@yahoo.ca; leslie.booth@torontohousing.ca

Dear Patrick,
 
Today’s News of the great fire that took place on Queen Street W. which CTV made it clear it was due to drugs activities in one of the apartments there, this incident made me think of the actual,  lamenting  state of 250 Davenport Rd that came to in the recent months!
 
It is as obvious as the sun what are the suspicious activities in the building?  Every single day personally, I encounter at elevator or in the Lobby old decent residents residents who say words of dismay, fear and frustration; specifically this morning an elderly lady on 5th fl. told me in fear and nervousness, she had to call the Mayer yesterday because there were men sleeping on teh floor drunk and scared the hell of her!  Myself, this evening came across 2 men who look like mats who left jail hours ago!   My heart was bumping so quick and felt blood is coming up to my head throne and start shaking.. (I had no way to contact police because my wheel trans coming any moment, my cell left at home and no way to use the lobby phone and the driver did not have one either)!
I am voicing these serious issues on behalf of every single honest and peaceful old and new tenant who took shelter at 250 Davenport just for having peace of mind, and a good quality of life. (This is the least to be given to us as tenant’s rights)
 
Being the Manager of our building, am sure you got a voice and well heard from higher authorities, and you know exactly to whom you address the issues, I have been long enough here to know what is the difference between managements, if the older ones were able to get in control .. you are capable too,  and can use what ever resources it takes to get us as tenants to that good level we used to enjoy all past years of peace and safety in our beautiful building. 
 
It is time to ask for scanning people same as other sectors in Canada ie. one can’t get a job without interviewing as simple as this inorder to meet the criteria of the position.  This building was named for seniors;  now most of them passed away or aged and new tenant came in.. the new change should be for students, singles, families! Very easy process and not drugs dealers, prostitutes, alcoholics and mental challengers.. 250 Davenport is called  "HOME" !!  The future in keeping these guys here is not encouraging but a great risk is threatening every one of us as good tenants who represents the majority while the minority need immediate help from shelters, hospitals, clinics,  and we as peacekeepers are not capable or our duty to solve their problems which is big yet v. risky on our families lives..  
 
Canada is the country of ongoing changes … they Housing authorities can change their laws to scan tenants before setting their locations! Believe me, this will make a big impact and change on both parties..These people are not coming to this building for having a decent and quality life style rather than manipulating and getting in control of the whole place as if it is a free space for their gang activities and bad business!!   That is not acceptable when the formula should be reveresed!!   We are talking lives here that are in big real danger and fear!
 
Last, myself am asking to get help in writing an appropriate script to act as a petition,and would arrange with other members to invite the Police and Security staff to the Lobby for 2 successive days (so we can get the maximum) inorder to get signatures of the tenants to show how much peace and urgent need for safety the building is suffering from and yearning for a better daily & nightly life!  (This was recommended during the last meeting Jan. 31st, and was welcomed by everyone)  
 
This needs an urgent and immediate attention, something serious and urgent has to be done before any acceleration would take place!!  It’s not fair to have the bad apples with the good ones when the majority are the good!!
 
On behalf of other members of Tenant Association, will agree on a meeting with you to get these issues settled as I said before getting to an dead end! I mean a fire God forbids again which will eat us all and throw us to the streets especially when we are innocents!!   
 
Thank you and looking forward to hear from you ASAP!!
 
Leila Boutros
Tenant Association Memmber  
Maintenance "
 
Ah Leila.
 
Sometimes, I have to wonder how, as a Citizen who obviously moved to Canada from elsewhere, you could be so prejudiced against people who are suffering. Whether it be from war, politics, famine, disease, mental health, addiction, in the eyes of the Lord we are all the same (Okay, maybe not the Irish).
 
I’m waiting for the news to come on at noon, but so far I haven’t heard anything yet to indicate that the fire which tore through a section of the City had anything to do with criminal activity, as you have asserted. That’s up to the Toronto Fire Marshalls to do.
 
To just come out, and write a letter to building management as the voice of the tenants here at 250 Davenport Road is plain wrong!
 
I love you sweety, but using the Davenport Tenant Association to promote such discrimination is totally against what it is the Association is supposed to be doing. Our manadate, to my understanding is to promote the ideal of a Community of inclusion. To break through the barriers of discrimination and ignorance so that we that we can, if not love one another, at least come to some sort of understanding.
 
There is clearly going to have to be some damage control here.
 
I don’t want to lose you as a member of the  Association, but this type of behaviour is unacceptable and needs to be checked.
 
 
 
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