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The par­ents: Dwight Drum­mond, host of CBCToron­toNewsat6, & Jan­ice Drum­mond, model and teacher Home: De­tached house at St. Clair & Bathurst Kids: Jolie Kara, 14, & Kayla Cather­ine, 10

Was rais­ing your fam­ily in the city al­ways in the cards?

Dwight: We thought about rais­ing a fam­ily out in the burbs, but it didn’t re­ally ap­peal to us — es­pe­cially after the long drive back into the city after look­ing at houses out there. We were lucky enough to be able to stay in the city.

What do you love about your neigh­bour­hood for kids?

We like that our kids can walk the neigh­bour­hood with friends that they’ve had since kinder­garten. They all started play­ing at Hill­crest Park in the sand­box, and now they play there on the bas­ket­ball court. We go for fam­ily walks at Cedar­vale in the sum­mer and to­bog­gan­ing there in the win­ter. There is a lot to do close by.

Do you think your kids have unique ad­van­tages liv­ing in the city?

With the pop­u­la­tion den­sity in the city, there is more di­ver­sity, which for us is a good thing. We chose our neigh­bour­hood over oth­ers be­cause there were so many dif­fer­ent kinds of folks liv­ing here. Our children are be­ing ex­posed to dif­fer­ent cul­tures, and their cir­cle of friends re­flects that.

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