The following letter was sent to Lord Mayor Betty Disero and a copy was submitted to The Lake Report for publication.
It seems to me we are managing the Old Town without a vision, which leaves us dealing with several issues on a case-by-case basis without a point of reference.
Should not our vision for the Old Town be: “To be the #1 historic town in North America”?
With such a vision we could then study the current top towns to see where we have gaps and opportunities to achieve our vision.
The way things are going we soon will be an overcrowded village with little or no distinctive or historic features.
This is due to:
- Far too much traffic passing through our three main entry streets.
- Overloaded parking on residential side streets.
- Housing design and density that mimics the urban sprawl of Toronto or Mississauga.
What a shame.