Walls between cultures, in our own city

The Globe and Mail looks at how Westmount has been resisting condo towers, while at the same time we see adjoining CDN-NDG at grips with illegal, overcrowded rooming houses, one of which caught fire Sunday morning.

Also this May Day, I’ve seen notes about protests against the fence that divides Park Ex from TMR. I’ve always felt it was silly for the Town to wall off the source of curry and calamari, but if they feel safer that way, tant pis.

Maclean’s has a brief but cogent piece on the growing rift between rich and poor in Canada.