Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Greying the suburbs -- is this a surprise?

I don't quite follow why the "greying" of Montreal's suburbs is supposed to be news. People on a retirement income cannot, in all likelihood, afford the rising property taxes on homes in the city -- so, where else are they going to live? Moreover, as families move out of the cities into the suburbs, it's quite likely that the parents will stay right where they are after the kids are gone (after all, once you've lived for fifteen-plus years in a place, it's kinda hard to leave).

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