Originally Posted by MolsonExport
Crane has been down for about a month. Most windows are in. Quite upscale, right in the hinterlands of Hyde Park (land of waiting in your car)
I moved into Oakridge in 2000 - back when Walmart was still in Oakridge Mall. Hyde Park was still quite quiet back then too.
It was when the "SmartCentre" went in around 2004-2005 that Hyde Park changed for the worse. I know the developer paid to upgrade Fanshawe Park Rd. at the time of development of the Smart Centre. I'm guessing a requirement could have been made of Hyde Park Rd. too.
However, a nice bypass of the intersection of Gainsborough and Hyde Park probably would have been nice. there was tons of room 5 years ago, now it's all swallowed up to the east of it by development and more suburbia.
Here's a map because I was bored:
The old railway that went up through Ilderton has a great ROW width of 30 meters as well. Sure it's multi-use path right now, but I think the old alignment could be developed into a ped/bike friendly corridor through the actual village centre.
Really offtopic - but wonder if any of you have seen this before: http://maps.google.ca/?ie=UTF8&hq=&h...06845&t=h&z=18