This will deserve its own thread...Originally posted by zmanPLAN
I saw this documentary last year, it was great. They even had some of the people their to talk about it. The old guy who thought moving from the beaches to parkdale would change his life was great. I see a photo essay coming on.
Parkdale is a neighbourhood under serious gentrification pressures right now. The housing stock varies from 1880 victorian to 1920 streetcar suburb. I live just on the fringe of it. The area was home to many rooming houses, and very poor people until recently. The gentrification of queen west west (dufferin st) is leaking into this area's main drag and back streets.