Toronto Storeys: King Street condo plan reveals NIMBYists’ fear of heights

Toronto Storeys: King Street condo plan reveals NIMBYists’ fear of heights

"A community meeting about two proposed developments at King and Dufferin last week revealed a population opposed to almost every aspect of urban life. Attendees made it abundantly clear they don’t like construction, condos, shade, noise, traffic, deliveries, new residents, and most of all, change. Their gripes may be understandable, but if you inhabit downtown Toronto, you’d better get used to them.

There’s nothing unusual about such unabashed NIMBYism, of course. In this and most cities, it is alive and well. The difference here is that the Not-In-My-Backyarders are aided and abetted by civic officials from the local councillor on down."

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