“We got our LCBO, so we’re good”: Liberty Villagers on their neighbourhood’s bad rap

“We got our LCBO, so we’re good”: Liberty Villagers on their neighbourhood’s bad rap

(Image: Giordano Ciampini) (Image: Giordano Ciampini)
 

Liberty Village takes a lot of flack, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a heavily developed condo community that’s cut off from the rest of the city by railroad tracks, leaving only two major routes in and out. Liberty Village Park, the only green space of note, includes just a single small play area, even though, elsewhere in the neighbourhood, plenty of space is devoted to unsightly swaths of surface parking. The 504 King streetcar, the area’s main TTC connection to downtown, is almost unridable during rush hour. There are even battles over dog shit. But how do the people who live and work in Liberty Village feel about it? We asked some of them whether the neighbourhood deserves the put-downs.