Originally Posted by kwoldtimer
Now, now Uhuniau. You obviously don't share his perception of Vanier as a residential area (neither do I), but we both know where he is coming from and that many people in Ottawa share his bias. Let it go and move on already.
No. I don't think it's right that Vanier and other "historically" (i.e., past three or four decades) down-at-the-heels areas get a bum rap.
And I'll admit to being guilty myself; I was flabbergasted at the changes that happened, almost overnight, it seemed, in the area just west of the O-Train tracks, between Carling and Gladstone.
The same sort of thing is happening in other "bad parts of town" like Hintonburg, Vanier, and Overbrook. It's just that Westboro sucked up all the press.