Comment 17700

By Rusty (registered) - website | Posted January 26, 2008 at 17:35:27

Interesting point about Yorkville Staitus. I have to say I haven't noticed the mix up there. Although I'm sure there's nothing like living in a place to get the real feel of the 'hood.

As for Durrand, I agree that getting the right mix is hard, but one reason my wife and I decided not to move to that area, when we lived in the Hammer, was because of it's overwhelming whiteness (I'm talking south of Aberdeen here). In fact, we could find very few neighbourhoods in Hamilton with a good mix of cultures. (Having said that we then went and moved to Dundas so I guess we weren't that fussed...! :) )

In truth, I think it's one thing to attract a good income and family mix by design, but's there are probably more factors than urban planning when trying to get different cultures to live together...

With respect to the two news items in the post however, I stand by the crux of my argument, the west Mountain development is not a mixed neighbourhood and the school closures are at least partly related to poor planning.

Cheers

Ben

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