Comment 39662

By moylek (registered) - website | Posted April 11, 2010 at 19:20:56

Complaining about students in this case is like moving next to a dump and then complaining about smell.

There were very few student houses in my part of Westdale only nine years ago when I moved to the neigbourhood. So in this case, complaining about students is like moving next to a recycling facility and complaining about the fact that it turned into a sewage-treatment plant.

As much as Westdale residents stereotype students to an unfair degree, other Hamiltonians stereotype Westdale residents to an unfair degree. We do not all wish that there were no students and no bars. Far from it.

Students in the neighbourhood are expected and are great - student houses can be fine I lived in one when I went to Mac and I now own some). But too much of one certains kinds of use - too many student houses, too many bars, too many dollar stores, too many income-assisted apartments - can destroy an area for all other uses.

Comment edited by moylek on 2010-04-11 18:22:54

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