“I don’t see why this is such a contentious thing. The businesses in this neighbourhood need business. They need people. It’s a C-Train corridor, there’s two colleges up the hill, and the University a few more stops away. This community is right in the middle of everything. Either we can build new condos to replace some of the decrepit, hold houses, or we can keep letting those tiny little places get run-down and replaced with in-fill mansions.
You know, it’s not like the City has been just sneaking these developments through. They’re obligated to inform and engage the public for any issues that might come. You know how many people come to these hearings? Practically none.
I think what frustrates people is the speed at which Kensington (and Hillhurst-Sunnyside) is changing, as well as the astronomical cost of buying into one of these new developments. You know what I think? More affordable housing and rental units. That’s what this community needs.
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