Originally Posted by adam-machiavelli
1. It's close to the freeway, thus increasing congestion, automobile reliance, and the political pressure to widen the freeway.
2. It's just houses so no it's not true intensification. True intensification is low and medium-rise condos and apartments and rowhousing.
Aren't we getting awfully restrictive in our definitions?
Every part of the city is close to some major roadway. For that matter, the Glebe is closer to the Queensway than Greenboro is to the 417.
As far as I am concerned, any measure that makes better use of land within the existing built up area is valid intensification.
How can additions to Greenboro be called sprawl when it has no room to expand beyond its existing boundaries? There is also a good stock of row housing and stacked townhouses within Greenboro. Just remember that Greenboro is built on swampland and is not suitable for multistorey development. I would rather see some infill there on underused land than forcing it out into Osgoode.