5AM IN THE MORNING… and the labs here are warming up. We are live on the scene at 1001 Queen Street in Toronto, Canada and there are people fully awake and acquiring minds want to know what in the heck they’re doing. Wait, what? You mean to tell me that other than the kings and queens of maintenance, some folks in the city are all powered up and being all scientific like. Anyhow, today there is fasting going on – not THC Maple Water fasting witch may actually be a project put on the ‘splosive back burner in favor of Sanity in the city. IN TORONTO TALK – Moved to city, like ‘dis place but not like the 9-5 hours of Parkdale. Prefer something more like 36 hours awake, 12 hour sleep but womyn in white coat say NO Z NO SALE NO DICE. Big writing day today….
ALL BLACK #VIDEOGAMES – The magical whit white dude boys has returned to give some and those people some late night Tylenolic emCee work to set down theory on whether a coloured folks trading card version of classic African-American characters from film is a sales opportunity. Is there room for unique surprise trading cards or zombified athletes for 2018? Darkness falls across the hood for I have made the LONG COMMUTE HOME. Waiting to return to Jane and Finch for the lavender skin oil project. Velveteen Dream mmay join.
@PROTOJE – #WHO KNOWS but this blog is looking at closing Chapter 1 of the effort to promote single song or single broadcaster #WordPress adventures from a GOAT yogurt cup. #YoYoloYoko have we forgotten the bicycle repair picnic table with the upside-down bike centre mount$ in the Blue Coffee Mountains? Or travel for maintenance workers worldwide to share language free AND language learning travel adventures. Expedia, WhatTheFalafel?
Proto, the local TINO’$ are boring except for Ralphie Musitano of Sutton Real Estate who indicated he was becoming a free agent in #The6ix.
BLOGham HAS decamped #DomesticAbuse from #Xerox Limited Release Mouse Money To Promote #MossPark. We are working to establish greater defibrillator açcess and awareness in Toronto as well as notices on Theater walls and before the show start. Speaking of the show must go on, some are wondering around here about #borough5 once Mistake and Indira are on the case bcuz if I can speak to my people in Punjabi – @JinderMahal hit the sheBabblel button at #Starbucks to broadcast. Basically I’m in the cocaine, heroin , methamphetamine, #MD ma biznoyt promoting big tittied men with THC CESARO SECTION or CBD athletic tape and straws for sex trade workers what what have aspirin in them is that even possible? very sicccwidit. anyone have a 2XL coat?
GALT, ONTARIO – While there is considerable resistance in the community to change, the transformation of the Southworks industrial property heritage area into the Gaslight District will bring jobs, newcomers and the potential for big bucks to this part of Cambridge.
While some condominium development owners are taking a more frank approach against NIMBYism when it comes to needed densification, the smart money is on educating and winning over those opposed to the development as to the benefits the community will reap.
Simply put, this part of Ontario needs the G word. Gentrification. And while it’s not really local blight and urban decay to be gentrified, it’s a part of town that rarely sees any foot traffic. In a new world built on respect-for-transit and its’ role in shaping our community, local homeowners will eventually come on board when they find out their housing values have increased several-fold and the city is far better off for welcoming an influx of new residents.
If the planned Light Rapid Transit link to Kitchener-Waterloo ever sees the light of day in these parts, you can bet the community will change much more dramatically over the next few years.
As people become accustomed to new construction – residential and commercial – we can only hope those speaking out of concern for their community now will continue to be as engaged in the future. Heritage and opportunity voices need to be listened to in creating a welcome balance that will shape our collective future.
PHOTO: Riverfront Galt heritage vista with condominium playing support role.
PUBLIC TRANSIT – The expansion of this city to incorporate and promote neighborhood-building is stalled by a lack of vision when it comes to bringing reliable, all-day transportation from Cambridge to the rest of Southern Ontario through all-day GO Transit service.
If the city continues to grow, and thousands of new transit-minded citizens flock to communities in the area to escape the high costs of living elsewhere in the province, eventually something is going to break. Too many cars on roads buckling under the weight of a car culture.
Supporting public transit is the happy medium whereby good Canadians can invest in their community infrastructure to transform our civic landscapes.
The anti-construction, anti-development folks will resist as some will want olde Cambridge to stay the way it is. But history either passes us by or falls on the sword of capitulation to changing ways.
Could our neighborhoods support the influx of thousands of new residents? Small and medium-sized businesses will grow – and investment in province-building will ultimately result in a new Galt, Hespeler, Preston and Blair.
PHOTO: Union Station, Toronto, Canada