Recently I happened to journey through parts of Toronto where I haven't been for some years and was dismayed at the changes I saw.
What were pleasant residential areas have now become a mass of condos.
Also in some of the business areas, what were once buildings with character had been demolished to make way for massive glass and steel monsters. The midtown Yonge-Eglinton part, in which construction is continuing, is similar to the concrete canyons of New York.
It's safe to assume that the above is happening in other big cities. It's all so drab and depressing, but if that is the result of real estate tycoons making money that's how it will stay; at least as long as capitalism lasts.
Steve, Mehmet, John & contributing members of the SPC.