This shot represents the current state of Toronto – down with the old, up with the new. Everywhere you turn there’s construction. Low rises and houses are being torn down to make room for high-rise condo buildings. Consequently, the supply of rental units continues to dwindle (as well as the sunlight). In some cases, not even heritage buildings are safe from condo development. Real estate prices continue to soar while average unit size continues to shrink with every new build. City infrastructure can’t keep up and is in a state of disrepair.
How did we get here? This new reality is c/o the unelected Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) overruling local city planning decisions. Before heading to the provincial polls on Thursday, you may want to ask your local candidates for their stance on abolishing the OMB. Just a thought.
To see my first entry for this week’s photo challenge, click here.