What he said. While I get to Chicago two or three times a year, I doubt if I have been to Toronto since the early 1990's. Chicago has changed an incredible amount since then. Just look at North Michigan Avenue, the Chicago River, the near south side, and the handful of north side neighborhoods I know. Twenty years ago, my grandparents north side (German) neighborhood was starting to go downhill. Now it has become desirable again. A little further east, the gays (most obvious sign of gentrification) have completely taken over the area around Halsted and made it very nice.jordanb said:If you've honestly not seen Chicago since 1992, you'd hardly recognize it today. You saw it just before it started a building boom that is often compared to the boom after the great fire.
And racial segregation getting better too, insomuch as that yuppies will indiscriminatly invade and homoginize any neighborhood, regardless of its residents' race.