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By Mahesh_P_Butani (registered) - website | Posted March 02, 2010 at 10:14:06

Hello woody10 >>> "Please clarify one thing "The other is hell-bent on building an unsustainable future upon the toxic remains of its past.- I'm assuming you mean the Rheem lands and the new stadia. "

Sorry for not being explicit with that! As mentioned in my intro blurb: I do feel - that it is the large swath of intellectual brownfields across Ontario - that are far more harmful to the economy than the brownfields left over from deindustrialization!

The waterfront lands although contaminated, can be cleaned up for a cost which - even if it is now higher that anticipated, can be recovered with smart design programing. It is the land use proposed there which in my opinion raises the question of it becoming sustainable or not in the long run.

I feel that if this waterfront zone is developed appropriately, it could result in one of the finest example of live/work solutions in North America, and in the process give the city an international profile along with a steady stream of substantial assessment revenues for decades.

So to clarify again, I feel we are trying to build a sustainable future on the toxic intellectual brownfields of our past... which is what makes us keep asking wrong questions - that continues to impact our communities.

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