Comment 53284

By Centrist (registered) | Posted December 18, 2010 at 16:43:03

Yes, in a way you are reading this correctly. Several downtown business owners are quite vocal about the fact they do not want MORE poor people downtown. Hence, the uproar over mixed income housing at the Connaught. You can argue that you want poorer people to live in "safer" neighbourhoods all you want, but something tells me that if a developer announced they were going to create upscale condos out of the Connaught no one would say downtown isn't "safe" enough for the middle class. Should we stop everyone from moving downtown because it (apparently) isn't "safe"? Or should we just stop poor people from moving down there (for their own good because we know what's best)?

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