NIMBY Scorecard: Oakwood residents versus a homeless shelter
When someone or something draws a neighbourhood’s ire, just how legitimate are the locals’ concerns? Here, we quantify the outcry.
The former Town Talk Restaurant and Bar, near Vaughan Road and Oakwood Avenue.
Cornerstone Baptist Tabernacle, a church that wants to buy the vacant building and turn it into a men’s homeless shelter.
A different resident almost actually says “not in my backyard,” except not quite in those words: “I don’t oppose the notion of a shelter,” she tells the Star. “I think the location of the shelter is a disaster.” +25 points
From another Star piece: “Residents want the city to hold off until there’s more information on what kind of impact the shelter would have.” (Meaning, presumably, forever.) +20 points
Bonus awarded for opposing social services for the homeless, maybe the most classic form of NIMBYism: +5 points