By Sean Burak
Published November 04, 2013
With all the recent controversy over the King Street transit lane and its possible effect on local business, it's ironic that the City decided to close James Street North for road work this past Saturday.
James Street North at Cannon, closed for road work (Image Credit: Hollie Pocsai)
They are supposedly closing it this weekend and next weekend so that they don't have to close it during the week. This makes it clear that the city still regards downtown as simply a commuter route to elsewhere. Why else would they decide to close a street on the busiest retail shopping day of the week?
The good news is that Ward 2 Councillor Jason Farr is pushing to have next week's closure take place on Saturday night or Sunday instead, where there will be less of an impact.
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