A few years ago (2001) Debby and I were in Toronto, Canada. One of the things we did there was walk through Cabbagetown, a historic neighborhood. A few days later, when a local heard that we had been in Toronto and had visited Cabbagetown his response was “You came to Toronto and visited our slum!”
My response to him was that if Cabbagetown constituted a Canadian slum, then Canada was in very good shape indeed. Yes, the neighborhood did not seem particularly high end, but a slum it was not.
This evening on HGTV’s Property Virgin program was a young man looking for his first house in Toronto. Two of the houses he looked at were in Cabbagetown. They were both priced over $550,000.
Geez, $550,000. In the “slum”. I guess I could never afford shelter in Toronto (or maybe Cabbagetown isn’t a slum…)