Bleeker Street

Kolompar, E.; Astly, R.; Marshall, J.
Publisher:  DEC Films, Toronto, Canada
Year Published:  1977  
Pages:  25min  
Resource Type:  Film/Video
Cx Number:  CX224

Documentary of the efforts of the residents of Bleeker St. to save their homes.

Abstract:  Through the courts, through City Hall, and out into the streets, the residents of Bleeker Street, a poor working class neighbourhood in Toronto, carried the battle to save their homes. Meridian Development Corporation, with the help of the police and City Hall, eventually won and the residents were evicted, but Bleeker Street is a testament to their strength and perseverance that is a lesson and inspiration to those engaged in similar struggles. (First prize at Montreal Student Film Festival and CNE Fim Festival).

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