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Brantford-Brant boundary adjustment babble

If you want a reality check on the proposed Brantford-Brant boundary adjustment just walk around the city.  You will quickly notice acres of vacant land and buildings throughout Brantford. The area around Lynden Rd., Roy Blvd. and Woodyatt Dr. is … Continue reading

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The Chamber of Commerce Effect

In a city with unused, underused and misused commercial and industrial properties, you would think that the local Chamber of Commerce would make it a priority to work with their membership and local government, which provides intelligent zoning, to deal with such … Continue reading

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Use Existing Buildings Before Building New Ones, Part 7

The saga of Brantford Ontario’s vacant buildings would make a great daytime soap opera, or even a Halloween thriller–“The Gaze of Darken Buildings.”  Okay, we’ll stick to writing about civic and governance issues. Why were building permits issued for new … 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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Use Existing Buildings Before Building New Ones, Part 4

Why was this outdoor commercial mall built on Edmondson St. in Brantford, Ontario   when the following vacant commercial buildings in the Market Square in downtown Brantford were and are still available? Click on the picture for a closer look. … 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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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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Use Existing Buildings Before Building New Ones, Part 1

Why was a new building built for the Boston Pizza restaurant, at 50 Market St. South, in Brantford. Ontario when there exists two abandoned restaurants a block away?  We are referring to the former Ironhorse Steak House, at 60 Market … Continue reading

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