Samuel R. Delany definitely isn't anyone's choice of lighthearted reading - even for adults. Proceed with extreme caution.
The low income areas to the East is undergoing pretty rapid trasition, and I suspect it will accelerate when Seaton House gets downsized and redeveloped. As to the issues at Y+D - I wonder how much of it is discharge from St. Mike's.
lol at discharge. Feel you chose your words carefully.
With regards to Y+D, do wonder if it is seedier, or if it just seems that way. OK maybe there's more seedier *people*, but let's think about the ratios of undesirable to normal. As bad as some might see it, I think it's still a lot better. For no other reason than the numbers of normal people have largely outnumbered the seedier people relative to past years/decades. It's still a wild place, and depending of how you want to play with stats maybe *seedier*. But no question it's jam packed with tourists, locals, students, shoppers more than ever before. Which come to think of it may help the seedier stand out more. That guy with an extension cord for a belt is no longer a Yonge Street denizen, but one of them seedy folk.
Regardless will be loving the miniatures.