Comment 71169

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted November 09, 2011 at 00:44:34 in reply to Comment 71117

Cutting down all the cacti won't let you grow seaweed in a desert.

Economic development geared at wealthier patrons generally doesn't have much trouble displacing others when there's a demand. There isn't. Fail to address the reasons that there isn't "better development" going on downtown and all you'll accomplish by shutting down existing businesses is making the area even more miserable.

The "problems" listed above regarding the "Delta Bingo Area" could just as easily describe Queen West in Toronto, or enormous chunks of Montreal and New York. Old brick walk-ups with lots of interesting fire-escapes are the lifeblood of thriving neighbourhoods.

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