Comment 83717

By Borrelli (registered) | Posted December 11, 2012 at 09:03:00

It betrays a startling lack of understanding about what makes an urban environment healthy and successful: the dense mix of uses that characterizes downtown must include people living there.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Ryan. This is exactly why the Beasley Neighbourhood Association has been arguing to respect the existing Downtown Secondary Plan that prioritizes building desirable residential neighbourhoods.

Whether you're pro or anti-casino, it doesn't matter because I think a fair look the current downtown environment will show that now is not the right time for a gamble on socially disruptive mega-project.

Council has yet again bought into an external actor's imposed schedule (OLG this time), but before the City starts drastically shaking up the slow-and-steady socio-economic progress we're seeing downtown, let's insist they 1) do their homework and perform a true net-benefits test; 2) hold a referendum, and 3) tell OLG we'll get back to them on OUR schedule.

Comment edited by Borrelli on 2012-12-11 09:04:09

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