Mimico 20/20 Revitalization

Mimico 20/20 Revitalization

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Mimico 20/20 Condo-ization

Mimico 20/20 Revitalization

The 3-dimensional model of the Town of Mimico's waterfront  that was created and shown on the last day of the charette was unbelievable.

In none of the sessions I attended did anyone remotely suggest that a "wall of condos" should be built along the lake as part of the 'revitalization'.  In fact, preservation of small-scale human-friendly buildings was the prevailing theme throughout the sessions.  Afterwards, I spoke with about 20 people who attended and they all agreed with my observations.

It seems that the major hurdle (continuous lakefront public access) is to be resolved in the near future,  That negates the notion that all kinds of streets need to be built down to the shoreline to serve lots of big condos and the people with their cars (who will end up clogging local streets).

Even some City staff were surprised at the amount and scale of development that was shown.

Looks like Harbourfront and 'Motel Strip' all over again.

Seriously, is anyone ever really going to listen to residents?