Residents of the Sakura So Residence in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside told Global News Thursday that crews in Hazmat gear were at work inside the building.
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Residents of the Sakura So Residence in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside told Global News Thursday that crews in hazmat gear were at work inside the building.
This comes one day after Global News reported on the living conditions inside the SRO, which one inhabitant described as “atrocious.”
Joshua Coyne said most of the bathrooms were not usable and were unsanitary.
This includes feces on the ground and the walls, overflowing toilets, garbage everywhere and infestations of bugs.
The single-room-occupancy hotel, or SRO, is owned and operated by the Lookout Housing Society.
In a statement to Global News, the organization said the “recent news coverage of the Sakuro So reflects badly on (its) legacy and gives an inaccurate account of who we are and what we do.”
It said the washrooms Coyne showed to Global News were out of order, locked and labelled as awaiting major repairs.