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!
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.