Letter to Coun. Henderson, Mayor Fontana, and other members of council

I just sent this letter off to all Councillors, but addressed primarily to Councillor Henderson and Mayor Fontana. Feel free to read it yourself. I assure you it isn’t all doom and gloom, but rather some more practical thoughts on the big developments going to City Council this evening. Councillor Henderson, Mayor Fontana, and other … Read moreLetter to Coun. Henderson, Mayor Fontana, and other members of council

London’s Under Developed Retail

There are several, I assure you, under developed commercial developments well within London’s urban growth boundary. And after this and this, and even people asking where they are on Twitter this morning, I thought it prudent to identify them. You can click on the images below for bigger versions. Spot #1 – Crossroads Centre at … Read moreLondon’s Under Developed Retail

How about them trees, PenEquity?

Earlier tonight the Second Planning & Environment Committee voted to allow PenEquity clear a massive 4.2 hectare woodlot with the promise of 1,200 jobs. There won’t be 1,200 jobs coming to this massive monstrosity of a shopping plaza south of the 401, behind the Costco and Gold’s Gym. Here’s why. Let’s assume that 1,200 jobs … Read moreHow about them trees, PenEquity?

Letter to the Planning & Environment Committee

I took some time to write to the Mayor and members of the Planning & Environment Committee today. Why? Because the PenEquity proposal is… well… not great the way it stands. It’s massive, practically in the middle of nowhere, and threatens to eliminate thousands of strong, mature trees that do us a lot of good, … Read moreLetter to the Planning & Environment Committee

London’s Ring Road – Where Would It Go?

Someone by the name “Oldtyme Hockey” posted this on the London Free Press’ story about London’s $200M Downtown Master Plan unveiling last night. I tried to reply to it because it goes to something I’ve actually given a lot of thought to, but the comment is being held in moderation (probably due to length, like … Read moreLondon’s Ring Road – Where Would It Go?