I noticed this artwork installation in front of the SOHO Champagne condos. There is a security camera on the wall behind it. Continue reading Gummy Bear Artwork
There is a value to coming back time and time again to upgrade existing cycling facilities. We do that naturally with cars, but for cycling … surely just building something once is enough? I think that is one reason we had … Continue reading Improvement must be constant
Can you fight city hall? Well, you can try. above: artwork hanging in hallway outside the hearing room pretty much sums it up At the OMB it is hard to “out planner” the entire city planning department, or the developers … Continue reading Fun and Games at the OMB, 5/5, Can you fight city hall?
Amongst the boredom Throughout the hearing, I was surprised at the lengthy boring testimony, with day after day of “turn to binder 4, tab 77, typed page 23 but handwritten page number 26, point C, ii, point four, third line … Continue reading Fun and Games at the OMB, 4/5, Humour breaks out
The Hearing, part ii One of our arguments was that the city designated ten stub end streets running off Preston for low rise housing, ie the two story houses there now, and with intensification, allowing for four floors. The only … Continue reading Fun and Games at the OMB, 3/5 the hearing goes on and on and ..
The Hearing (part i) Our lawyer had the one side of the central microphone stand. She was backed up by our hired planner, our transportation expert, and a few local residents. The other side of the microphone stand held the … Continue reading Fun and Games at the OMB, 2/5, on Expertise
This past winter I learned first hand how the OMB works. I was an appellant (notice my new legal vocabulary !) Over the next few days, you can see our case unfold in glorious slo mo. Readers with a high … Continue reading Fun and Games at the OMB, 1/5, what was the issue?