Comment 35775

By schmadrian (registered) | Posted November 26, 2009 at 15:16:46

"(which is why mega projects such as Jackson Sqr have failed)."

I'm enjoying this discussion. Learning a lot.

But I have to point out that this statement is erroneous.

Jackson Square was fine for the first 20 years. I know, I worked there.

The forces that impacted on its state, rendering it to its current one are very much connected to this discussion...although I believe we'd have to look at the history of downtown a mite farther back than the time-frame currently being examined.

I don't agree with everything that happened when Jackson Square was built. However, context is everything. It was a bold initiative at the time (one that included Vic Copps delaring that in order for the downtown to properly flourish, the area east of James to Wellington had to be given its own share of attention...which it wasn't)

I believe in organic growth. But please; let's get the facts right when we're slamming development.

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