Comment 53298

By Michelle Martin (registered) - website | Posted December 19, 2010 at 13:43:12

Take the Connaught proposal and put it in downtown Ancaster, Stoney Creek or the South Mountain and I'd be all for it....those areas are too unbalanced the other way. -- Jason

Likewise, just because things like addiction and domestic abuse tend to afflict low-income areas doesn't mean that the solution is to remove supports for those communities. -- Undustrial

And to create genuinely mixed neighbourhoods resulting in greater choice for everyone, we need public transportation that is at least adequate, as well as services, supports and amenities that are located everywhere and can be reached on foot by many, in genuine neighbourhoods, with their own business districts and transit hubs.

The neighbourhood we came from in Toronto was an example of such a neighbourhood-- schools, a library, banks, shopping, a Humber College campus, the Lakeshore streetcar line, nearby Go station; mixed income housing, a neighbourhood full of small post-war bungalows, two story arts and crafts homes, mansions along the waterfront, peppered with lowrise brownstones; parks, bike paths along the lake, an excellent community service centre, an outdoor swimming pool and skating rink in the winter. Thriving and welcoming for everyone.

Comment edited by Michelle Martin on 2010-12-19 12:57:45

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