Twitter Discusses Why Scarborough Might Be The Most Ratchet Place In Toronto
Come on, it can't be that bad...
Scarborough, Toronto's east end district, has developed quite a controversial reputation over the years. It's common for many people in Toronto to refer to the area as 'ratchet' or 'ghetto,' in allusion to its apparent propensity for violence and criminal activity.
But in reality, Scarborough is just as prone to crime as any other neighourhood in Toronto. Councillor Norm Kelly even defended the district, arguing that the media was constantly distorting how crime in Scarborough was being reported.
Still, it appears that the stereotype is one that is hard for people to shake off. Over the years and up until now, users on Twitter continue to label Scarborough as one (if not the most) ratchet place in Toronto. Do you agree with what they have to say? Judge for yourself:
stood up from my seat so this old lady could sit down before she was able to get to the seat this ratchet scarborough shordy took it..i quit— who's artemio (@artemnooo)
If you don’t have AT LEAST 3 ratchet baby mamas by now on Snapchat ur not from Scarborough— z (@zamstagram)
When you come back to Scarborough and realize ratchet high school students chilling at the station is a thing still.— lin (@Linyxng)
Have to go to a ratchet party at least once a month to remind myself im a Scarborough man— Aravin (@AravinK9)
Never really thought Scarborough was ratchet until a man showed me his mixtape via speakers on the bus today. Scarborough is cancelled.— mel (@michxllle)
Stc renovated the downstairs food court & now more reason for scarborough ratchets to think they are some fine diners— PerryBhask (@Piragas_XI)
me: *defends scarborough when people say it's dangerous and ratchet* also me: *doesn't walk outside in the area after 9 pm*— huliana (@JulzzCastroo)
You know you're a little bit ratchet when customers at work hear you talk and ask if you're from Scarborough— mary (@buckingfitch)
Lol Scarborough's so ratchet you feel out of place if you go out dressed well— Uzair (@uzairsworld)
You know you're in Scarborough when ratchet kids are blasting loud music at the back of the bus— ∞ (@JoiceeZ)
My lecturer said ratchet and all the Scarborough manz in the room smiled LOL— Kapil (@mister_kapil)
I've been in Scarborough for 5 minutes and I've already seen 1 ratchet tattoo— Swell (@DylanSwelly)
I called a girl ratchet last night, she said "im from scarborough what do u expect" smhhhh— bathos[*] (@calamityclass)
Do people actually think everyone who comes from Scarborough are ratchet, trouble makers... Cause we ain't all like that— kso (@_katrinasophia)