Sunday, April 23, 2006

The eulogy is unheard by the dead

Opponents to the recent sale of the graffiti adorned, long vacant and crumbling Capitol Theatre are shedding a tear and bidding farwell to their cherished memories, which remain, although the space will soon be transformed into a parking lot. If the theatre meant that much to the people wishing to preserve the place, they would have been best to heed age old wisdom and put their money where their mouth is. 'Course, it's more lucrative to demand someone else pay for your preferences.

LFpress:

The owner of Farhi Holdings Corp. said yesterday he desperately needs the 50 or so potential parking spaces at the Capitol site to accommodate his downtown tenants.

"I could take the tenants we have (downtown) and try to relocate them to other parts of town," said Farhi.

"But then the city becomes like a doughnut, (with) everything going to the outskirts and inside we have a hole. That's not what we need."

[..] "Downtown London is like somebody with cancer," he said. "It needs radiation. It doesn't need a Tylenol."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"But then the city becomes like a doughnut, (with) everything going to the outskirts and inside we have a hole. That's not what we need."

Relax! Through the magic of urban amalgamation, leftie politicians and bureaucrats will now be able to destroy the suburbs as they have destroyed the urban core. It'll probably take a lot less time, too, now that they've perfected their techniques. Your city will change from a donut to a ragweed-infested, grafitti-covered pancake faster than you can say "mass transit".

Already in rural Ontario the provincial government is sticking its big nose in (inspectors, cops, forced amalgamation, etc.) so it won't be far behind. The more that urban lefties and Toronto pols and bureaucrats destroy the cities, suburbs and rural townships, the more you will hear the cry raised for greater and greater federal intervention, to solve the "crisis" in municipal housing, roads, water, sewers, arts, libraries, schools, parks, sports facilities - you name it. There will be one gigantic city run by one gigantic political and bureaucratic machine.

Think of all this socialist intervention as a kind of Star Trek genesis bomb that works in reverse - sweeping over a beautiful planet and transforming it into a wasteland.

Anonymous said...

Many parties with money tried but were turned away.Farhi made it clear it woud be demolished and became Famous Players best friend and London lost its last downtown movie palace.