Comment 49603

By jason (registered) | Posted October 15, 2010 at 09:51:50

Paul, I'm not sure it's appropriate on one hand to blame the mayor for aerotropolis and on the other hand say he deserves no credit for all the good things that happened on his watch.
Aerotropolis has been a decade in the making. At least Fred had his motion passed the other night which will only allow it to develop in phases. Phase 2 can't start until Phase 1 is done.

I think we all know that unless something drastically changes, Phase 2 will never see the light of day.

I'd be more inclined to credit him for good things that happened on his watch and more inclined to blame him less for something like AEGD that has been rolling along for years now, long before he was mayor.

I'm just itching for Larry to bring up the Mid Pen highway. That could be the wedge issue that brings Fred back into office. All the affluent folks out in the burbs who yell and scream over a new townhome proposed next to them will flip at the prospects of an unnecessary highway cutting a swath through upper Stoney Creek, the south Mountain, Ancaster and possibly Flamborough.

Unless I'm completely out of touch with Fred, I can't see him supporting such a stupid idea. I've never seen a traffic jam in my life on the QEW east of Centennial unless there's a blizzard. We don't need a new mega-freeway cutting through farmland, small towns and Hamilton's suburbia.

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