MIDTOWN YONGE-EGLINTON SQUARE: PEOPLE OR DEVELOPMENT ?
I support the choice of making the corner square at Yonge-Eglinton a ground level public space for people, but it needs a smart renovation plan to make it friendlier and more attractive to use. We certainly don't need more enclosed and restrictive shopping malls, even if they do promise a rooftop green space. As soon as it is deemed private space at ground level, it can be restricted by private security and thereby such rare and valuable public space is lost forever. (Story: http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2010/03/28/13387896.html )
Its always nice to see a local grassroots group forming to protect city assets (YES = Yonge Eglinton Square) and remind councillors just who owns this city. This is the way democracy should work, everywhere.