Neighborhood's Unchecked Facelift Highlights Poor Planning

<p>Poor planning is allowing uncontrolled and rapid gentrification to destroy Toronto's Liberty Village neighborhood, according to this article from <em>The Toronto Star</em>.</p>
March 11, 2008, 6am PDT | Nate Berg
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"Despite its successes, Liberty Village illustrates everything that's wrong with planning in Toronto."

"The former industrial district, which then became a favoured area for artist studios, is now being gentrified at a fast and furious rate. Although some of the individual projects are excellent, the city has failed to ensure that they add up to a genuine neighbourhood."

"Wandering the streets of Liberty Village, one is saddened to encounter one huge parking lot after another; they suck the life out of the precinct and give that hardscrabble look you might expect in an industrial park."

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Published on Monday, March 10, 2008 in The Toronto Star
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