Click to enlarge and read the whole article from Mississauga Life.
I have long had the theory that today’s downtown Toronto Hipsters are actually suburban transplants who are living the urban lifestyle they imagined in their heads while living in small town Ontario, or while being driven around suburban strip malls as children.
When I was a kid living in Parkdale, every immigrant family’s dream was to buy a house in the suburbs and have a nice big backyard, with a garden, and parking, and good schools, and nice, sane neighbours.
I watched my friends one after the other leave downtown for Rexdale, Mississauga, Woodbridge, Markham, Ajax and so on.
This article by Chris Carriere is so on the money, it hurts.
Because while trying so hard to be extraordinary, they’re really just unextraordinary.
Those of us who grew up downtown, don’t have the intense hatred for the 905, and there are fewer and fewer people I meet these days who actually grew up in the core.
The downtown cores’ hate on for the 905 is really just self-hate.
Thanks Chris, for validating me.