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Old Posted Jan 22, 2018, 5:36 PM
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Why do we allow city hall to talk about the escarpment as if it's some wild, protected nature preserve, but on the other hand see it lined with buildings and urban development? It's a totally false narrative with no substance or logic. Just rooted in NIMBYism
Because it IS a protected nature reserve? The entire greenbelt along the escarpment is protected as just that. It's why we can enjoy hiking, the bruce trail, the rail trail, etc.

It's also why you're not allowed to plant foreign things along the escarpment as well, although I have no idea if and when they enforce that.. Personally I'd love to see the rail trail lined with fruit trees... just pluck as you walk by..

Also there are a lot of actions done in the past that are no longer approved of going forward, like knocking down old buildings for parking lot space for one..
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Old Posted Jan 22, 2018, 6:17 PM
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Because it IS a protected nature reserve? The entire greenbelt along the escarpment is protected as just that. It's why we can enjoy hiking, the bruce trail, the rail trail, etc.

It's also why you're not allowed to plant foreign things along the escarpment as well, although I have no idea if and when they enforce that.. Personally I'd love to see the rail trail lined with fruit trees... just pluck as you walk by..

Also there are a lot of actions done in the past that are no longer approved of going forward, like knocking down old buildings for parking lot space for one..

nobody is suggesting we build anything on the slope of the escarpment. To suggest that we can't have tall buildings downtown because the Niagara Escarpment (with it's urbanization and 20+ storey buildings) exists to our south is laughable.
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Old Posted Jan 22, 2018, 7:52 PM
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nobody is suggesting we build anything on the slope of the escarpment. To suggest that we can't have tall buildings downtown because the Niagara Escarpment (with it's urbanization and 20+ storey buildings) exists to our south is laughable.
Except.. you know.. for this one..
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Except.. you know.. for this one..
That is not considered part of the escarpment. The escarpment starts to the South of Charlton in this location. Even the Niagara Escarpment Commission said as much.
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Anyone know if that derelict variety store that is covered in masses of grafitti, right next to the Kresge's site will be torn down as part of the project? It's such an eyesore...
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Old Posted Jan 23, 2018, 5:57 PM
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That is not considered part of the escarpment. The escarpment starts to the South of Charlton in this location. Even the Niagara Escarpment Commission said as much.
This property was developed way before the NEC was created, so the property is grandfathered. If this was greenfield, the development would definitely not be permitted.
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