Toronto Neighbourhood Names

What's the worst neighbourhood nickname in Toronto?

"Roncy? That has to be the stupidest sounding neighbourhood nickname you use on blogTO." So went a conversation I had the other day with my partner (who evidently isn't always a fan of our titling practices). I don't mind Roncy myself — if indeed that is the diminutive for Roncesvalles (some would have it as Ronces or even Roncies) — but the discussion did get me thinking of other neighbourhood nicknames that I'm not much a fan of.

I could do without Blansdowne (barf), but there are others that you could argue are equally offensive. We took the question to our Twitter followers to see what they had to say. Here's a list of suggestions (including our original candidates):

  • DuWest
  • Blansdowne
  • Scarberia
  • The Gaybourhood
  • Ave & Dav
  • Yonge & Eligible
  • Upper Beaches (Kingston Road area)
  • Lower East Side (Leslieville & Riverside)
  • NOLA (North of Lakeshore)
  • The West Bend
  • Roncy

After soliciting this feedback, I'd be willing to call DuWest the worst of the bunch, but why not send it to a poll?


Original photo by JL1967 in the blogTO Flickr pool

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