According to a speech by NDP MPP Jessica Bell, the building at 145 St. George St. is one of 3441 buildings across the City of Toronto slated for so-called “demoviction,” and in September 2021, the Annex Residents’ Association submitted an official position statement to the city protesting the project at 145 St. George St.
Local politicians showed up in support of the rally. At the end of the march, at 145 St. George St., Bell spoke to a crowd that had grown to over 100 people. “We want a city that’s affordable for us, for the people who live here and work here and make the city wonderful. And that’s what’s at stake right now,” Bell told the crowd.