The Richmond Hill Town Council (near Toronto) had decided that no new housing developments can use the number 4.
In Cantonese and Mandarin, “four” sounds similar to “death.” Because of the number of requests the town receives for address changes, council decided to skip the number going forward in a five-four vote earlier this month.
Numbers like 14 and 24 are still allowed, and people who live in homes marked with a four can apply for a suffix, like 4B.
4 is the new 13…
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