Toronto Resident Writes Open Letter On Behalf of Millennials about Toronto Housing Prices

Letter discusses soaring prices and forcing out a younger generation

Toronto resident Emily Wilchesky has penned an open letter to the city she loves regarding the housing market and a dwindling dream of settling down in Toronto.

The letter opens with the line “It was fun while it lasted Toronto, but it’s time for us to leave.” The “us” referring to fellow millennials. The millennial generation, also known as Generation Y, is generally assumed to be the children of the Baby Boomer generation. Timelines that distinguish millennials are vague, running anywhere between the mid-1980s and late 90s to the early 2000s.

After publishing the open letter, Wilchesky explained to Global News that it has always been a life-long dream of hers to live in Toronto.

“When I was 10 years old and I saw my life, it was here,” she said. “And now it’s just impossible to get that.”

Read Wilchesky’s full letter on Toronto Storeys here.

Feature photo courtesy mariusz kluzniak via Flickr.