Moving out of Driftwood: Toronto man talks about leaving Jane/Finch

Global News

WATCH ABOVE: Michael Amos reflects on how he moved away from Driftwood Crt and how he wants to give back to the community

TORONTO – Growing up on Driftwood Court in Toronto’s notoriously dangerous TCHC project near Jane Street and Finch Avenue West, Michael Amos knew from an early age that he wanted to find a way out.

Now working on a career in acting and writing, Amos grew up a witness to violence and drug use. Many in the community were gripped by a sense of helplessness to change the situation, but neighbours told him to leave the community and do something better.

“Stuff takes its toll on you, but I had a lot of supportive people in this neighbourhood,” said Amos.

That support made all the difference. Amos found a way to break the cycle – but not without difficulties.

On his last night on Driftwood Court. before…

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