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By Matt (anonymous) | Posted May 28, 2009 at 16:20:13

I always find it ironic that the people who complain about encroaching gentrification are the same people who planted the seeds for gentrification in the first place. In Toronto, the West Queen West Art District corridor is ripe with disposable income professionals who are complaining about the pricey wine bars and sushi shops, which arrived directly as a result of their relocation to that area. Gentrifiers by in large enjoy these services and amentities, but by the time the neighborhood becomes overrun by yoga studios and free-range organic meat shops, the "secret gets out" about what was once their rustic, forgotten corner of the city. This gentrification process, for better or worse, is undoubtedly being spread by the same people who decry it.

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