Jun. 12, 2013 - Issue #921: Paying For It
Bestest civic euphemismEdmonton’s “Downtown East Side” Though it’s not exactly new news anymore, the fact that Edmonton now has a “Downtown East Side” remains impressive, if only in the label’s tenacity. Christening the communities, uh, east of downtown, as “Downtown East Side” hopes for a rhetorical effect that approaches the hell of what Vancouver namesake represents. Except it doesn’t. Rather, it’s a thinly-veiled ploy to justify gentrification in the neighbourhood. Hurrah.
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