Considering the development disaster on Toronto's central waterfront, where towering condos cut off the city from its inner harbour, it's not surprising that local councillors are wary of Robert Fung's plan for the Exhibition grounds.
The task force plan proposes a string of lakefront condos from Strachan, just north of Ontario Place, to a few blocks east of Jameson.
High Park councillor David Miller says he doesn't want to see a repeat of the "boondoggle" at Harbourfront. "As the waterfront vision develops, we just have to say right now we're not going to do the same thing," he says.
"Just say, "No condos here. This is public land and it remains in public hands.'"
Tony Coombes, a task force executive who recently addressed the Ex's community liaison committee, was unavailable for comment.
Fung, however, is scheduled to appear at the upcoming Exhibition board of governors meeting on June 23 at 8:30 am at the Exhibition offices. The meeting is public, and deputations are welcome.
Councillor flips out at condos on public land