Comment 39490

By geoff's two cents (registered) | Posted April 06, 2010 at 18:43:25


I think one point of Jason's above piece is precisely that we should not be thinking of "Hess Village" every time someone proposes a restaurant patio. That Hamiltonian residents and city administrators have such difficulty conceiving of a middle ground between a deserted highway arterial and a free-for-all (albeit a worthwhile one) like the Village is obvious.

A more pragmatic approach would be to allow patios in neighborhoods like Westdale, but have bylaws that ensure they're closed by 11pm, after which patrons can simply move inside. I would have no problem living beside or above such a place - provided the patio was non-smoking, of course.

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