Comment 33443

By Borrelli (registered) | Posted September 14, 2009 at 10:53:21

Food for thought re: this topic.

http://www.thespec.com/News/Business/art...

"Nearly 60 per cent of Canadians would have trouble paying the bills if their paycheque were delayed one week, a new poll suggests."

While I'm a little suspicious of the results of self-reported polls, I think it does suggest that this issue is a bit more about poverty than some posters think--it appears that many people would greatly benefit from more affordable housing, and considering the services readily available downtown, it would seem (to me) to be a no-brainer that if there is a demand for subsidized housing in this city, that it go where it can best serve its inhabitants. Mixed neighbourhoods would be great, but given all the discussion on RTH about peak-oil I'm surprised there are so many people in favour of exiling low-income people to underserviced and inaccessible suburban areas where cars are a necessity.

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