Comment 30156

By highwater (registered) | Posted April 15, 2009 at 15:54:46

These developments supported light rail just fine and are often the best neighbourhoods in North American cities (think of the Annex or Bloor Village in TO).

Closer to home, think of Westdale, the first streetcar suburb in Hamilton, one of the first in the country, and still one of the most desirable areas in the city due to its walkability. Obviously not everybody wants to live in car-dependent sprawl, and they are willing to pay a premium to live in these walkable, pre-war suburbs. It's no co-incidence that the housing bubble has hit sprawl areas harder.

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