Negative for the city or negative for the people who can’t afford to live in the city?
Jay Sun

I’m actually not sure it has been a boon; as another commenter pointed out, when a market explodes as this one has done, it really limits everyone. My parents, for example, who have lived in Vancouver for almost 30 years, are stuck: they’d like to sell their house and move to a smaller, more manageable apartment, but are being priced out of those as well. They could pack up and move to somewhere more affordable — as you said, no one has the “right” to live anywhere! — but they aren’t young, and they’d like to live in a place they love, near the community that loves and supports them.

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