|St. James Town and CityPlace comparison questioned||| Print ||
|Written by Joseph Engelhardt|
|Friday, 11 November 2011 14:49|
Comparing the growing Toronto community of Cityplace to the infamous neighbourhood of St. Jamestown may not be entirely fair.
“I’ve heard the St. Jamestown comparison over and over again,” Dean Maher, president of the CityPlace resident’s association, told thedailyplanet.com.
A recent article published in Toronto weekly newspaper The Grid said that as the neighbourhood loses popularity with young urban Torontonians, it may wind up being occupied by low-income families – essentially making it another St. James town.
Maher said that the article compares structural similarities between the neighbourhoods – such as the fact that both consist primarily of towers – and doesn’t look at the fact that, among other things CityPlace is made up of condominiums, rather than cheaper rental units.
“They were comparing apples to apples when it’s apples to oranges.”
Here’s a look at both neighbourhoods:
All photos by Joseph Engelhardt.
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