Friday, October 3, 2008

Leaving Suburbs Behind

Toronto Globe and Mail on families downsizing from McMansions to the communities (literal definition) of inner ring Toronto:

My favorite lines:
The O'Haras, who gave up their big house, big commute, pool and yard in suburban Caledon, Ont., for a more compact house and lifestyle in Bloor West Village, admit to being astonished by the congeniality of city neighbours compared with those they left behind. "I thought people in the city would be more into their own thing," says Mr. O'Hara. "It's the very opposite to what I thought it would be."