Comment 53274

By Centrist (registered) | Posted December 18, 2010 at 12:03:37

The trouble I have with the whole James North scene is that there seems to be a few shop owners who like to think they own the entire street, and that they have some sort of right to say how other properties should or shouldn't be developed. In fact I think this entitlement isn't just limited to James St but rather spreads throughout the entire downtown. Thus we have incidents such as the redevelopment of the Royal Connaught, where several entitled downtown business owners were up in arms that it might be turned into mixed income housing. I think the Connaught incident is a perfect example of the elitist attitude held by some as clearly certain people are desirable in the core while others aren't (read: poor people).

Comment edited by Centrist on 2010-12-18 11:34:11

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