Comment 39526

By seancb (registered) - website | Posted April 07, 2010 at 10:49:54

I live close enough to a bar that I can hear live music and loud conversations whenever it gets busy.

But guess what - I'm a big boy, and I realise that I chose to live near downtown in a city of over half a million people, so instead of whining about it, I deal with the disturbance on a case-by-case basis.

If I need to remove myself from the kerfuffle, I close my window (even if it's a bit hot out), put a fan on or my own music, and deal with it like an adult.

If it's really extreme, I could call bylaw enforcement but it has never come to that.

Rather than trying to keep patios from opening, those who may be affected by them should be approaching it from an enforcement standpoint - fight for stronger enforcement and higher fines for non-compliance.

Forcing patio owners to control their patrons is a much better approach for the city as a whole than trying to shut patios down.

More patios -> more eyes on the streets + more paying customers -> more viable businesses opening -> more attraction of incoming residents -> more benefits for everyone

Comment edited by seancb on 2010-04-07 09:51:38

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