December 27, 2018

Toronto progressives want more daycare spaces — just not in their gentrified neighbourhood

David MenziesMission Specialist

The Left decries the Not-In-My-Backyard attitude of deplorables who object to a safe injection site or halfway house coming into a neighbourhood. Progressive scolds will say that kind of “NIMBYism” shows a lack of caring and compassion, and to heck with concerns about property values going into the dumpster!

Yet, an ongoing controversy in the gentrified Toronto neighbourhood of Cabbagetown would suggest that what’s good for the goose, certainly isn’t sauce for the gander.

Once upon a time, Cabbagetown was a rundown, slummy part of the city, but in the last few decades, it’s been revitalized and has become a a progressive haven, full of government workers, CBC-types and hipsters.

But now comes word that someone wants to convert her Cabbagetown home into a much-needed daycare facility and suddenly, the enlightened and entitled residents are going all out to derail this apparently odious idea.

The chattering classes who clamour for more daycare – especially publicly-funded daycare – are appalled that a daycare facility might end up in their precious neighbourhood, bringing traffic, snot-nosed noisy kids and nannies coming and going!

The trials and tribulations of the Cabbagetown meltdown were chronicled in Hogtown’s bible for upscale progressives, Toronto Life, in an article chock-full of Cabbagetowners expressing dismay and disdain for a proposed daycare in their corner of Emerald City.

The comments from these progressive elites are stunning and demonstrate yet again that when it comes to the loony Left, it’s “Do as I say… not as I do.”

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commented 2019-01-01 15:50:40 -0500
Leftists love their policies, they just prefer it if someone else pays the bill for those policies.
commented 2018-12-30 18:27:09 -0500
That’s because lefties think blobs of cells should be in manure town, rather than cabbage town.
commented 2018-12-29 00:44:54 -0500
So boringly predictable… Liberal judges who give early release to pedophiles, who they know will not be allowed to live on their street; liberal lawyers and “social scientists” speaking for child molesters who will never be allowed to live in their communities; and the “open border” politicians who think they will never have to have the “hordes” descend on their home neighbourhood… I wonder what would happen if all those thousands of happy Hondurans and Guatemalans decided to plunk a tent city down on one of Pelosi’s three vineyards in the Napa Valley??? Just a thought….
commented 2018-12-28 18:27:34 -0500
Aaaah …leftards !

Thts get in their faces, and demand they go on record , with their reasons opposing the badly needed daycare.

Shame !
commented 2018-12-28 02:12:20 -0500
Of course these filthy hypocrites would be against this. They do not actually give a damn about others, it is all about making themselves look better and feel better. They do not care if it is accomplished dishonestly.
commented 2018-12-27 19:28:30 -0500
How typical. So called Progressives are so into preaching one thing and practicing another.
commented 2018-12-27 16:36:12 -0500
sounds like a good thing. should keep the drug addicted 3 old murderers out of there.
commented 2018-12-27 14:25:52 -0500
Actually it’s probably a good thing at least these little tikes won’t be exposed to the lefties sick,twisted,perverted ways!!
commented 2018-12-27 14:09:48 -0500
Ken Martinson: We can only hope……..
commented 2018-12-27 14:07:06 -0500
Maybe Lefties don’t have kids?
commented 2018-12-27 13:39:54 -0500
A person’s HQ (Hypocrisy Quotient) rises in lockstep with his/her position on the Champagne Socialist scale.

At the top you have ridiculous phonies like turdo la doo, the pope, Suzuki, Neil young, etc – lecturing us on everything: our rampant xenophobia; our wasteful carbon footprints; our closed-minded anti-globalism.

But as we know, neither turdo la doo or the pope will ever have to contend with gangs of migrant kids pissing in their hallways, and Suzuki and Young will continue jetting all over the world, to and from their various homes.

And then a bit farther down the HQ scale, but striving mightily to catch up, are sanctimonious pretenders like this lot, who approve of absolutely everything that’s progressive – wind turbines, needle exchanges, migrant shelters, homeless missions – as long as “it’s over there”.
commented 2018-12-27 12:48:16 -0500
I agree Ron I’ve seen some of these dopes in action as counter protesters at some of the UN migration rallies.
commented 2018-12-27 12:44:11 -0500
Sheldon Eisler…. Lefties being dumb doesn’t usually bother me, except these are the same people that will vote for Trudeau, the Country wrecker.
commented 2018-12-27 11:15:03 -0500
What if it was a Muslim daycare,oh sure come on in,set up where ever you want,we will even donate the space. Lefty dopes are dumb as a rock.