Your humble correspondent has had only two good ideas in his whole life. The second, and best, is to invest in properties that have a high product of tree canopy to cheque-cashing stores per square kilometer. Nice neighbourhoods have lots of trees; cheap neighbourhoods have lots of cash stores.
And, tendentiously, your humble correspondent’s favourite neighbourhood is a rocketing winner. Frances Nunziata’s office released the numbers for Ward 11. Weston Village has 35% tree canopy, far higher than the average of 23% for Ward 11, and higher than the Toronto average of 26%. (Spare a moment’s pity for the poor Junctionites, who have a lamentable 6.7% of shade.)
Weston’s tree canopy is scientifically ideal, too. A city report says that “Urban foresters¹ recommend tree cover for urban areas of between 30% and 40%, to maximize the social, economic and ecological benefits derived from trees.”
The rest of Ward 11 has tree canopy thus:
- Lambton Baby Point: 33%
- Rockcliffe-Smythe: 30%
- Mount Dennis: 26%
- Pelmo-Humberlea: 18%
- Brookhaven Amesbury: 18%
¹ I hate my life.