Suburbs vs. inner city

  • Sean McKie, first-year, geography

    I like the inner city and I don’t think it’s as dangerous as people in the suburbs make it out to be. And that impression is a big reason why the downtown is suffering.

  • Kelly Sarraillon, second-year, classics

    Living closer to downtown you have access to the main features of the city but at the same time I don’t feel that downtown is the best place to be, so it’s both good and bad.

  • Patrick Murphy, first-year, biology

    The inner city is a lot more convenient but the suburbs have a much safer feel to them.

  • Marilyn Garrity, employee, Mach Artworks

    I wouldn’t live in the inner city. I find it too confined, busy and noisy. The suburbs are more peaceful.

  • Judy Celones, employee, Athletes World

    I’ve lived downtown my whole life. I think it would be too quiet in the suburbs.

  • Brian Peel, employee, Second Cup

    I’m 62 and I’ve always lived in the downtown, in Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver because I like to be around people. I like being in the crowd but not of the crowd, and for ecological reasons to help stop the proliferation of the suburbs.

Published in Volume 64, Number 16 of The Uniter (January 21, 2010)

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