In a neighbourhood near you: NIMBYism

The Saint ReportNews 2007, saintblog0 Comments

May 22, 2007 Toronto Globe and Mail

A POLL SUGGESTS CANADIANS ARE TORN – THEY APPRECIATE THE MALL, BUT NOT IN THEIR BACKYARD

Anyone planning on creating a commercial or retail real estate development in Canada better get ready for a fight: Canada’s theme song is “Not In My Backyard,” according to a recent survey.

In fact, not only do 75 per cent of Canadians oppose any new commercial and retail development in their own neighbourhoods but one in five Torontonians and an astonishing one in three Vancouverites says they have actively worked to oppose such projects, Saint Consulting Group Inc. of Hingham, Mass., found.

In a neighbourhood near you: NIMBYism

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