Tag Archives: unused properties

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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Brantford-Brant boundary babble, part 3

Brant candidates in the recent federal election were asked by The Expositor how their party, if elected, would grow the local economy.  In the preamble, representatives from the Chamber of Commerce Brantford-Brant provided some background statements which inspired us to … Continue reading

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Hamilton Must Focus on Using the Land It Has Instead of Wanting an “Aerotropolis”

Cities in southern Ontario, especially the so-called “golden” horseshoe (looking more like a “tarnished” horseshoe these days) must get over their addiction to more, more and more land.  Case in point, The City of Hamilton wishes to chew up farmland … Continue reading

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Use Existing Buildings Before Building New Ones, Part 3

Why was this commercial outdoor mall built at the corner of Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Henry St. in Brantford, Ontario   when the following vacant buildings on Colborne and Dalhousie Sts. in Brantford were not used to their full potential. … Continue reading

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