Comment 38909

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted March 19, 2010 at 21:40:58

What's even worse than Wellington is the ramp at Victoria a few blocks away. The whole highway interchange turns the community into something almost reminiscent of a demilitarized zone. I may live by Barton St. (and love it - old Portuguese folk make great neighbours), but after a dozen of my friends got robbed at knifepoint by a pair of crackheads in a home invasion right by the Victoria St. ramp, I definitely wouldn't live there. It's such a beautiful neighbourhood otherwise, too. One wonders how nice it could work if they simply let those neighbourhood kids put murals up on the big ugly concrete ramp, instead of the endless cycle of painting and tagging that goes on there now.

We need urban highways, though. Otherwise people might take the bus. And at least the Wellington/Victoria don't have any major social services/housing, skyscraping seniors housing or major hospitals along them...

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