Comment 95501

By RobF (registered) | Posted December 04, 2013 at 11:29:19 in reply to Comment 95488

The lower city is already attracting young families in their 30s ... judging from the neighbourhoods I've lived in the past 3 years since moving from Toronto. It seems that younger families are moving in as older residents pass away or move out to retirement homes or to live with family elsewhere. Our local elementary school has 5 kindergarten classes (they mix junior and senior kids, 4 and 5 year olds together, so the cohort is probably about 60 kids). Ward 1 and 2 already have councilors that for the most part are pushing a progressive urban agenda. I can't comment on the councilors for Wards 3 and 4. The problem, from what i've seen, is lack of city-wide or regional vision ... you need a slate of candidates, including for mayor, who can connect the dots for people across the city.

As for Keesmaat ... i agree with much of what she says, though in terms of "classic mistakes" i'd say those are the things you do because everyone else is doing them at the time. Every generation looks at previous ones and says the same thing. We seldom think that what we are doing is going to create problems that the next generation will have to fix, but that has been a pretty consistent theme in history, urban or otherwise.

Comment edited by RobF on 2013-12-04 11:36:08

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