Tag Archives: Brantford Ontario

Urban planning for the 21 century anyone?

A city has unused properties, underused properties and misused properties in its core.  Fully aware of this fact, it approves the building of another outdoor mall in another part of the city and the expansion of an indoor mall in yet … Continue reading

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Industrial property to retail: don’t overdo

Costco may be coming to Brantford, Ontario if the deal to purchase a former industrial property goes through. Unfortunately, comments from city hall about this proposal as reported in the link below leave us scratching our heads.   “It’s a … Continue reading

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Sunshine List: all or nothing

In case you missed it, Brant OPP didn’t give specifics on their staff contained in the 2016 Sunshine List of the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional.  Similarly, there are no particulars on the four people who work at the … Continue reading

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When will city end obsession with Laurier?

Brantford, Ontario’s city council proposes to spend $1.43 Million to move the Brant Museum and Archives from its city owned location on 57 Charlotte St. to the Market Square, owned by Laurier-Brantford, to get more space.  The city will pay … Continue reading

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A city whines that it lacks tax revenue, yet …

… the athletic complex mania continues unabated in Brantford, Ontario with the latest additions: 1) The $3.2M Bison’s Alumni Field (under construction beside North Park Collegiate), a joint project between the City of Brantford and the Grand Erie District School … Continue reading

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Arrowdale & Earl Haig for sale to developers: weigh pros & cons

The pros and cons of the proposed sale of Brantford, Ontario’s Arrowdale Municipal Golf Course and Earl Haig Family Fun Park to developers for residential and commercial use almost balance out. Pro #1:  does not breakeven; low membership; low visitor … Continue reading

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Brantford-Brant boundary babble, part 6

During the limited talks on the latest Brantford-Brant boundary adjustment proposal you, unfortunately, heard very little about the fantastic real estate development opportunities that exist within Brantford Ontario’s CURRENT boundary. As part of our continuing series, here’s another sampling of … Continue reading

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A city whines that it lacks tax revenue, yet …

… a few months ago Brantford, Ontario approved monies for the design and manufacturing of a new marquee for the deficit plagued Sanderson Centre.  The estimated cost is $100,000. The Brant News reported last spring that the manufacturing process will … Continue reading

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Can your city afford more land?

More to the point, can you the taxpayer afford to pay for your city buying more land? That’s the question Brantford, Ontario taxpayers are asking themselves in the wake of the latest grandiose Brantford-Brant boundary adjustment proposal.  (What happen to … Continue reading

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Brantford-Brant boundary babble, part 4

At Brantford, Ontario’s CURRENT size its a challenge for it to maintain basic infrastructure, such as: roads sidewalks bridges retaining walls culverts water distribution (a lead-free drinking water system) wastewater management (sewers) stormwater management solid waste/landfill system public transit corporate … Continue reading

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