“Nothing is less imaginative than a Tim Hortons.”
Angry Cabbagetowner Sally Gibson gets it right while the doughnut merchants get it wrong by slamming a fat and frap outlet in the historic Winchester Hotel. Even though Hortons has signed a lease, this project must be stopped. Boycott, anyone? This may be the end of Tim's all-Canadian image. Angry Cabbagetowner Sally Gibson gets it right while the doughnut merchants get it wrong by slamming a fat and frap outlet in the historic Winchester Hotel. Even though Hortons has signed a lease, this project must be stopped. Boycott, anyone? This may be the end of Tim's all-Canadian image.
Power plant preposterous
Nice to see the provincial government block a proposal to build a 550-megawatt power plant on Unwin Street - you know, right in the middle of the alleged waterfront revitalization area. Too bad the absurd idea got as far as a provincial review. How could a plan for a power plant near Cherry Beach, the ferry terminal and "wondrous" new waterfront developments even get considered? Yet it had support at City Hall. No wonder the lakeshore's languishing.
Blast the Armoury
Great to see the start of the razing of Regent Park's odious 51 Division cop shop, with its barbaric cells. The removal of this civic stain means the revitalization of Regent is finally under way. Another government-owned structure south of the failed social housing should also be demolished and the land folded into the redevelopment. The Moss Park Armoury has got to go if the neighbourhood is to move ahead. Let the military practise their marching somewhere else.
Lanes would save cyclists
The tragic death of preteen cyclist Ben Paskus on Horner Avenue is another horrible reminder of how unsafe our streets remain for people on environment-embracing bicycles. The young man died on a street that has been slated for a bike lane. Construction of the Horner lane remains stalled, along with proposed bike routes on literally hundreds more kilometres of roadways, by budget cuts and a lack of political will.
Rochester ferry folly
God knows we're rooting for Rochestero or at least not making cruel cracks at its expense. Well, usually. We do wish that armpit of a town all the best with June's relaunch of its city-owned ferry. But if it's hoping to get more people to the "gateway to New York State," charging cyclists extra for the fun isn't the way. The one-way tab is up to $40 now, and a $13 surcharge for bikes - $19 if it has a kid trailer - is nuts. Last time it sailed there was plenty of room onboard.