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The fruit of NIMBYism and low density housing.
Mississauga faces the growing urban challenge of a shrinking population

If I am putting my cynical hat on, this is the future for every municipality that doesn't embrace higher density and expects to keep paying for their infrastructure.

"Mylvaganam Kathirgamanathan, a retired general surgeon, lives in the Cooksville neighbourhood of Mississauga. He says he hasn't seen his neighbours since they left for Florida in October and wishes there were more of a sense of community in his neighbourhood."

The guy whose mansion has actual walls and couldn't look any less welcoming is suddenly lamenting a loss of community?
local cambridge weirdo
Part of this is the normal cycle of neighbourhoods, at least within our current milieu as neighbourhoods tend to be homogeneous in terms of age. It's why school boards almost always build new schools and install portables immediately - they know that within 10 years or so, the demand for the school will drop dramatically.
It doesn't help that Mississauga is just an undesirable, ugly, crime ridden wasteland. Few people truly want to live there...it's just a suburb of Toronto and that is a huge reason why people move there: the proximity to Toronto itself. But the city itself has nothing of value. When you build an ugly city like Mississauga - full of terrible single family detached homes and condo towers - then don't fix social issues like the crime and other problems then people leave. Reap what you sow etc.
Hazel built a city that was defined by Sprawl for growth. It’s out of green space to sprawl into. This will happen.
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