Comment 104166

By RobF (registered) | Posted August 26, 2014 at 15:48:12 in reply to Comment 104163

AnjoMan, they aren't proposing something to mimic urban living (at least not in the sense we usually mean). The main street by the school and GO Station is called Commuter Drive, which is telling (like when Vaughan labeled their proposed "downtown" at the end of the York subway extension the "Corporate Centre" ... it was later changed to the "Vaughan Metropolitan Centre").

Really, Mount Pleasant Village owes its lineage to the mainline suburbs/commuter railroad towns found outside New York and Philadephia in the late-19th century(see Robert Fishman's classic suburban history "Bourgeois Utopias"). Fishman consider these the "classic" or "true" suburbs. In the contemporary sense, the design appropriates aspects of Peter Calthorpe's "Pedestrian Pocket" TOD designs, but it doesn't include much mixed-use from what i can tell (it is a compromised or partial form of TOD).

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