A Calgary development group has apologized for an article that suggested visible minorities, homosexuals and people with tattoos could not feel comfortable living "in a world of heterosexual suburbanites."
The Urban Development Institute – Calgary originally posted the article to its website, but it was later removed and apology was issued.
The original article, titled "'Comfort Capital' and Why We're a World Class City", debates what makes Calgary a premier location to live, and the role comfort plays when choosing a neighbourhood.
CBC News reports that the original article included the following excerpt:
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It’s not a subject of much discussion, but research suggests residency location choice is strongly linked to how comfortable a person feels in a place where no one is like them.
And it doesn’t just apply to visible minorities searching out the diaspora. It can be the guy with tattoos, feeling on display every time he shops at the Safeway on the city’s periphery. Or the gay couple in a