My Friday walk around the neighbourhood brought a few messages to my attention. I saw these on 118 Avenue and they provided heartwarming messages of solidarity in a time of crisis.
Recently, our nearby 7-11 store closed. The manager had had enough of broken windows and threats to employee safety, so they decided to move. This came as a big surprise to us because we thought 7-11 stores were eternal. Obviously, we were wrong. Our neighbourhood is, mostly, a very pleasant one, with tree-lined streets and […]
When I first realized that some people were opposed to gentrification, it surprised me. Am I gentry? I suppose I am since I am white, educated, and middle class. Is my in-fill house part of gentrification? Yes, it is. Is that so bad? I am struggling to reconcile my pleasure in moving here and into this house […]
This weekend our main street hosted a festival of art, music, and food. It is called Kaleido which is Greek for beautiful form, and that is a perfect description for the festival, for the individual works of art, and for the neighbourhood. As I walked along the street I heard Vietnamese music on one block, […]