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Gentrification is a hotly debated topic.
Some argue that it can be a positive thing: neighbourhoods are “revitalized,” businesses are booming, and visible crime is reduced. To others, these positives don’t make up for the damage done to established communities, loss of diversity in the neighbourhood’s culture, and the unethical behaviour of developers and property owners who may profit from the forced migration of lower-income residents.
Gentrification is a subject that affects all Torontonians, whether you're a patron of the shops and restaurants in an up-and-coming neighbourhood, a young family thinking about homeownership, or a resident in an area going through change. We have a shared interest in seeing that Toronto remains an inclusive city, and that the renewal of our neighbourhoods is done responsibly and equitably.