Ageist millennials narrow-minded
Re When 59 is the loneliest number, Teitel, May 19
I can completely sympathize with Elle Gallagher’s dilemma over her age while looking for a suitable place to live with roommates. She is completely right to feel ostracized by Toronto’s narrowminded youth. It’s not just renting that’s the problem; discrimination over age is at work, too. At one job, I heard a 29-year-old woman say “old people are boring.” Another millennial called me grandma, when I was just 31!
I believe the reason it’s easier to find young people from Europe who are open to renting with her is they are simply more mature and don’t see having friends or roommates who are different ages as a setback. When I was 25, we had friends of all ages. We saw it as an opportunity to grow and learn from their experience.
Most importantly, Toronto is in desperate need of affordable housing, no matter what age. Alana Rayman, Toronto