Comment 83741

By H+H (registered) - website | Posted December 11, 2012 at 13:09:08

Whitehead said downtown is not a neighbourhood. Neighbourhood residents from downtown hoods took offence. Never did any of them say that downtown didn't belong to all citizens, just like every other part of the City belongs to all who live there and who support it through their tax dollars.

This is a red herring. A false argument. What isn't a red herring is a Councillor who is stupid enough to suggest that neighbourhoods are not neighbourhoods, especially when he says it to the people who live there. Do people who live within blocks of McMaster University not consider Mac to be part of their neighbourhood? Can anyone go to Mac? Do all citizens not end up paying for MacMaster to exist since they pay zero property taxes, but all city services are provided to the campus? So what? Who cares? That's not the point of the neighbourhood frustration with Whitehead.At least not from my vantage point as a downtown dweller.

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