So all these unsophisticated socioeconomic climbers bought cheaply in this area/Cabbagetown BECAUSE of the homeless and junkies around, and now all of a sudden shelters are a bad thing? That's just silly.
You make false assumptions, revealing your own agenda. All you'd have to do is look at property prices in the area to dispell your myths.
get off your high horse and invite a shelter to your neighbourhood.