Comment 79914

By ScreamingViking (registered) | Posted August 18, 2012 at 00:20:14 in reply to Comment 79835

Why does there need to be any development at Confederation?

This is a unique public space, that does get used by quite a few people, not even considering the water park. I think it would be quite challenging to develop parts of it without pressure to give all or most of it over. Quite possibly we'd end up with something akin to what happened in Toronto just west of the Humber River - a string of condo towers between the highway and the lake, with no open space (though in that case, the land was not a park but a strip of old motels)

I really think Hamilton got it right on the Beach Strip too. Maintaining a neighbourhood, accepting development that does not change the character in a major way (townhouse infill vs. towers) and not razing buildings as Burlington did.

In my opinion, Confederation is great as it is, and one of those places that we'd regret losing if too much change were to be allowed to happen.

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