13. ATTITUDE OF [XMLmind] TOWARD AREA

In spite of the high mobility in the area 73.9% of the present residents said they would stay in the area if they had to move from their present dwelling. The greatest degree of discontent was found in the north-west corner between Balmoral, Qu'Appelle and Notre Dame. The preference for dwelling types if a move was necessary was overwhelming in favour of row-houses (65.8%). Table 5.19 contains the figures for dwelling preferences.

The residents were also polled on their opinions as to how the area could be improved. A great many (35.1%) had no opinion on this subject. The highest proportion of those with a specific suggestion felt that the clearing of slums was the top priority item. Table 5.20 analyzes the feelings of the residents on area improvements.