“We owe the vibrancy of this city to the diverse communities and people that have made it so” addressed condo developer Jann O’Brian, to a focus group made up of representatives from various marginalized neighbourhoods. “With your help, we will be able to homogenize your community quicker, send in the hipsters sooner, and start pricing out you – the original inhabitants – faster than you could say ‘commemorative bench!’”
The focus group, aimed at identifying the next “up and coming” neighbourhood, met at the former drag bar that was once the mecca of a monumental civil rights protest but is now a Starbucks. According to O’Brian, there is a high demand for luxury condos with breathtaking views, located in the downtown core, but with enough square footage to stow golf clubs and pregnant mistresses.
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