For those who may have missed Jordan’s post earlier this week, or otherwise haven’t ventured downtown lately, Paul Wash‘s photo pretty much sums up the scene near King and Princess. It’s all in an effort to replace some ancient sewer system. But what sort of impact will it have on downtown businesses, rather what’s left of them? While some of us may celebrate the closure of roads in the name of making them pedestrian friendly, others argue that parking, accessibility and convenience have gone out the window. Or in this case, into a bottomless construction pit. Is this the next chapter in the destruction of our downtown, or is this simply a case of short term pain in the name of long term gain?
This weekend I am extremely excited to check out a few films at the Kingston Canadian Film Festival (KCFF). Blue Rodeo will be riding into the K-Rock Centre on Saturday to play for their faithful followers, while the Fronts will take to the ice on Sunday in their second last home game of the season. Otherwise, if this gorgeous weather continues, this may be your last weekend to go for a skate on Market Square. My mittens have already been put away for the season.