Bored Londoners? Well, there is relief on the way: Mr. Creative Cities, Gord Hume is here to save the day! The next JLC is in the works:
London needs to create the kind of buzz that will attract young adults, immigrants and creative minds, says a report released by a city hall task force yesterday. "At its heart, this report is about two things: First is the economic future and prosperity of London and second is about changing how London thinks," said Controller Gord Hume.Council hasn't even received the hoped for windfall from the province and already there is talk of massive capital spending in the future. It's no wonder London isn't an attractive prospect for 20 and 30 year olds trying to establish themselves. Often people in these age groups are looking to buy their first home, and well, low property taxes are something one might seek and you won't find that in London. The JLC hasn't been paid for and yet the cry is out for an arts center.
Sounds like something for each member of council to preside over. And as the ghettos spread and noone can afford to drive a car any longer, don't despair, for at least we'll have Susan Eagle to help us bully the landlords and we can look forward to free bus fare and a cleaner environment. Just thinking about it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.
"London needs to become a warm, welcoming city that is accepting and inclusive of all people regardless of skin colour, ethnicity, physical and mental abilities, sexual orientation, gender (and) age," Hume said.If you won't embrace change Londoner, we'll force it on you. When visitors come to town you will put on your smiling, entertained face or you will be escorted home.
The whole report can be found here. A few highlights that we can look forward to:
Consolidate all cultural activities administered or supported by the city in a new culture division within the office of the chief administrative officer.London: A Great Place to Visit if you want to see first hand the problems with planned economies.
Thursday, April 28, 2005
Posted by Lisa Turner on Thursday, April 28, 2005