Comment 17698

By statius (registered) | Posted January 26, 2008 at 16:55:49

"Head south of Aberdeen Avenue in Hamilton or into Yorkville in Toronto and you see the negative consequences of gentrification, where rich white folks live in delirious clusters pricing other incomes out of the area and creating an insular community detached from reality."

This is an inaccurate representation. While Yorkville may be quite uniformly rich, it is certainly not uniformly white. In my building in Yorkville there are probably as many races, cultures and heritages represented as in Regents Park or St. James Town (alright, that's probably a bit of an exaggeration ...). Many white residents of Yorkville frequently note (to themselves of course) the seemingly disproportionate number of Yorkvilleans of Asian and middle eastern descent who have moved into the area in increasing numbers over the last decade or so. There are plenty of non-white, high-salaried people in Toronto and they like to live where the rich people live too.

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