Some of these brand new luxury town homes were occupied by unsavory characters.
Keep in mind, if sold on the private market these town-homes (some currently occupied by free-loaders) would sell for up to $700,000!
I cannot believe that people continue to have this attitude, as if public housing is some new communist scheme that doesn't have a 50+ year history in this country. Should we purposely build shitty housing for people in order to remind them that they're poor? If so, why didn't we just keep the old Regent Park?
On a related note, look at all the poor people that get to use free healthcare. On the private market, emergency room beds would go for thousands of dollars a night! On the private market, school tuition is tens of thousands of dollars a year, yet we're paying for poor people to go to public schools for free! Can't Mayor Ford do something about this???