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The Coach House standoff continues

Toronto’s free weekly Now has some more back and forth on the Coach House Books situation, this time in the form of a piece by Jeremy Murray, a resident of Campus Co-operative Residences. (Some background: Campus Co-op is Coach House’s landlord, and its current redevelopment plans call for the razing of two garages that house the publisher’s printing presses.) The good news is that at a recent Campus Co-op members’ meeting, a motion to evict the press outright was defeated. But the standoff continues. Writes Murray: “I’m not sure why the co-op’s proposed — and to my mind reasonable — compromises aren’t getting more air time. The co-op has told Bevington he can move the presses to the intact buildings if he shifts his storage space to the new residential facility, which it will rent him at market value.” But Bevington, as quoted in the article, counters that losing the garages “would be like being half a Christian.”

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Now piece by Campus Co-op resident Jeremy Murray