8th September 2012
Link reblogged from with my two hands... i can change the world with 8 notes
THISis what’s wrong with Winnipeg, by the way.
Not the building of a nice new house in a decent area, but the owners of ugly, outdated houses from the 50s and 70s who refuse to allow that sometimes change isn’t The End of The World.
All these neighbourhoods, in any other major city in Canada, would have been torn down and rebuilt twice now, but people here get so upset over any change. You can drive down Wellington Crescent, for example (the ‘big house, big money’ street, more or less) and mixed in with the big, fancy, custom-built houses are shitty little bungalows that have been there for over 40 years, easily. It looks ridiculous.
But that’s what happens when your City Council has the backbone of a jellyfish.
The 300 block of Montrose has some pretty nice houses, most of which are two and three storey houses with plenty of character. The house’s design and its placement so close to the sidewalk just points out how fucking tacky the owner is. Obtrusive barely begins to describe it.
I know I’d rather sit down and smoke a cigar with an owner of one of those “shitty little bungalows” on Wellington over any of the ones living in the mansions.