Comment 53214

By bobinnes (registered) - website | Posted December 16, 2010 at 19:58:15

The only thing wrong with the buzz on James North is that I didn't get in on it. Damn! Ticks me off every time i go by. Other than that, I'm having trouble understanding this discussion. Pro vs anti gentri?? People moving? They do anyway. Fixing up? What's not to like?

But perhaps Ryan miscast the O'Rourke article as basis of discussion. I thought O'Rourke was really just complaining about police crackdowns on certain types, being cleared at certain times/ places, based partly on appearance. So he lashes out at 'gents' who import new standards to the community. So if this is the problem, let's discuss it. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, my sympathy lies with the business owners who deplore scruffy people hanging around looking much too naughty. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, I'm more the live and let live type, thinking that hey, what would a downtown be without some odd looking people. As long as they leave me alone, what do i care? What day was that meeting on?;-P

O'Rourke ends, not by duping artists, but by hoping for a place for street kids to do art aka Toronto's Sketch & Vancouvers Purple Thistle. Perfect idea for Sundays, just to see what those crazy arty kids are up to. A city has to hold all sorts of people, even if its a little edgy, that's just how it is.

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