Comment 120931

By Haveacow (registered) | Posted March 15, 2017 at 11:22:04

An urban planner colleague of mine used to quote the statistics about municipal politicians being bought by developers. Now he is telling me about the battle of the developers here in Ontario, urban developers who build row housing, high density condo towers and vast multilevel shopping concourses built next to commercial towers and transit stations versus the old school suburban style developers who build housing subdivisions, strip plazas and big box store shopping centres. I guess Whitehead's developers are losing their relative importance and city council influence, compared to the urban ones who want LRT are not overly attracted to highways and suburban office parks. Having worked for developers in the past my friend sure got the 2 main groups of developers right!

My guess the suburban developers are on Whitehead's case because they are sitting on suburban land that relatively speaking is losing more and more value compare to downtown land parcel holding developers and they don't like it. Oh the times, they are a changing!

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