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A city’s excuses

Our downtown deteriorated because business “x” left the city. Our downtown deteriorated because industry “y” left the city. Our downtown deteriorated because manufacturing left the city; if you prefer the buzzword—deindustrialization. Our downtown deteriorated because of suburbanization.  (Ooh, another ominous … Continue reading

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Use Existing Buildings Before Building New Ones, Part 6

There are vacancies in the Mohawk Plaza at the corner of Colborne St. and Lynnwood Dr. in Brantford, Ontario. Why then was a building permit issued for the construction of another outdoor mall—3 blocks away—at the corner of Wayne Gretzky … Continue reading

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Use Existing Buildings Before Building New Ones, Part 2

Why was a new professional building built at 1325 Clarence St. South, in Brantford, Ontario   when there exists an abandoned building directly across the street at Erie Ave. and Clarence St. South?   The Official Plan of a city … Continue reading

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