Comment 986

By Rusty (registered) - website | Posted September 20, 2006 at 11:16:35

Good points. On one occasion, just after we moved to our new neighbourhood in TO, my kids were running around outside. I was watching them from my deck which is not visible from the street. My neighbour came over a few days later to tell me that my kids were, 'making her nervous' and that we, 'really should be watching them...'

You point about featureless neighbourhoods is also well taken. I recall chatting with a friend of mine who grew up playing on what is now the 403 in Burlington. He complained that there are 'no dead spaces' anymore. He explained that as a kid he was always attracted to woods and other little nooks that had no distinct purpose. 'Nowadays' he explained 'every space is designated for something - there's no adventure to be had'

He's absolutely right - you both are. As a kid today I would go out on the street and do what...?

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