Comment 41972

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted June 15, 2010 at 10:23:26

When, exactly, does this end? Once the airport's paved every scrap of land for miles in every direction?, Once you can drive right down Dundas St from downtown Toronto right to Clappison's Corners without seeing a single farm? Or when we really just can't tell where Hamilton ends and Brantford, St Catherines, or Caledonia begin? The second they're finished this one they're just going to go looking for something else to build over some other farmland - just like the Red Hill and Mid-Pen highways.

This is the problem with handing over the reigns of municipal power to developers and construction companies (not that anyone on our current city council has a vested interest in concrete...). None of them really care whether anyone comes after they build it, they just want the contract. What on earth are we going to do with Pan Am Games facilities? Or an industrial facility around a dying airport? And why on Earth would we commit to policies of residential and industrial expansion which requires massive population growth (at extreme levels of consumption)? When pundits cry about a slowdown in growth (especially population), and how it's "bad for the economy", there's one primary reason for this - our economy is chiefly concerned with building new homes.

Even if they paved all of southern Ontario, from Kingston and Barrie to Buffalo and Detriot, that wouldn't really be that much arable land on a global scale. The continent worth of rural hinterland (farms, mines, aquifers etc) which would be needed to keep it going, on the other hand, is not.

Those first couple of comments look professional - those words are too carefully chosen for most amateur trolls (do you guys log IPs?). Perhaps I'd be more convinced by their business actually committed to actually leasing space in Aerotropolis.

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