Comment 89494

By ch02ce (anonymous) | Posted June 12, 2013 at 08:59:24 in reply to Comment 89492

Not necessarily. I get that thats the other half of it. If I owned a home and wouldn't get eastern morning sun because of a 5 storey condo, I might be a little upset. May even affect my property values. But on the other hand, it's silly to think that as a homeowner, things will not change around your particular home, especially when you live in a city that is growing and needs to accommodate more people within its existing urban area (which is a good thing).

Plus there must be an element of opportunity here too, as finally something productive will be done with what has been an incredible eyesore and is likely a danger in the neighbourhood, two factors which probably had a more negative effect on property values than the potential for shadowing. So I understand the frustrations of both parties, but long-term I'd still rather people live in dense, transit-served neighbourhoods than somewhere they need between 2-4 cars for the family's travel needs.

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