Comment 92313

By Tecumseh (registered) | Posted September 19, 2013 at 09:53:14

I agree with your sentiments Jason. But I do think there should be a way to encourage a more appropriate use of the empty space along York. I'm not sure if leaving those large patches of grass is a good use of prime urban space. The demolitions of the 70's created this problem, and large-scale demolition won't fix it, but surely there's a better use for the space than just lawn. Maybe that means an actual park rather than some nebulous "green-space". But maybe if it only takes one or two lots south of York to fit some low-rise apartments (image the Greek apartments at Strathcona and Head) that wouldn't be so bad. I live right by Florence and Locke and some intensification along York doesn't scare me. But whole blocks of rezoning is not the right way to go.

I'd love to hear some other ideas about what to do with the empty places on York besides just opposition to what's proposed. Is there an alternative vision, besides the status quo?

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