Tag Archives: downtown Brantford

Brantford’s Municipal Election: is education worth a “blank cheque” to a city?

The latest missive, “What’s education worth to a city” from The Expositor that tries to rationalize Brantford City Hall’s decisions regarding: – the sale of former valuable commercial land on the southside of Colborne St. to Wilfrid Laurier University and … Continue reading

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Market Square & Laurier: due process?

Asking questions about the future of Brantford, Ontario’s Market Square (or any public property) to safeguard the rights of taxpayers is good. Such as… Why after 15 years of post-secondary education opportunities existing in downtown Brantford has the economic activity … Continue reading

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The Community Care Access Centre in Downtown Brantford WAS a Benefit

The Community Care Access Centre, operated by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, was located at the corner of Colborne and Clarence Sts. in downtown Brantford, Ontario.  An excellent central location. The CCAC left this downtown location recently and moved … Continue reading

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Use Existing Buildings Before Building New Ones, Part 5

Why is yet another new building—The Beer Store—being built here at the corner of Market St. South and Icomm Dr. in Brantford, ON…   when this building in downtown Brantford sits vacant…   when this building in downtown Brantford sits vacant…. … Continue reading

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Big Issues Need Big, Open Debate

Former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz has said that it’s good to discuss and debate opposing views of an issue.  The debate about the proposed Laurier/Y (YMCA) recreation centre on the south side of Colborne St. in downtown Brantford … Continue reading

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Colleges and Universities: Make Efficient Use of Campuses

The Drummond report on how to reform Ontario’s public service over and over cites the problem of duplication.  It calls on Ontario colleges and universities to stop duplicating programs.  Consistent with this thinking is the need for colleges and universities to … Continue reading

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