On Living in a Gentrifying Neighbourhood, Part 2

February 24, 2012 § 4 Comments

It is interesting looking at the search terms that have led people to my blog here in the past few days: “car theft pt. st. charles” “murder pt. st. charles” “housing projects pt. st. charles” “crime pointe-saint-charles” “low income housing pointe-saint-charles.”

All negative, all reflecting an old stereotype of the Pointe.  When I first moved down here, from the Mile End way back in 2002, my great uncle, a man who has been around some, said to me, “That’s a good place to get your nose punched in. Or worse.”  I kept trying to tell him it’s not like that, at least not anymore.  He never believed me.  I just shook my head.  But it seems that old visions of the Pointe die hard.

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