Comment 51599

By Developer (anonymous) | Posted November 16, 2010 at 00:20:40

Housing developers are not the problem. They are just attempting to serve a market. The problem is the house buyers who prefer a pretty backyard in a former farmer's field to a house downtown. We also have to remember yesterday's suburbia is today's downtown. Ivor Wynne, built as Civic Stadium in the 1930's, was built in a farmer's field and subsequently surrounded by suburbia, and is now considered downtown.

We do need good public policy to figure out how to ensure we are not subsidizing the costs of building new suburban houses over the cost of maintaining downtown houses. But the important fact is we cannot, and should not attempt to, tell our fellow Canadians where they can and cannot live.

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