Kingston City Council dismissed established height limits in favour of the Capitol project. Council is opening Kingston’s very own Pandora’s Box – Councillor Adam Candon in a possible Conflict of Interest position, dismissal of the Official Plan and Darryl Firsten’s dismissal of public protests as “frivolous” while brandishing his chequebook, to name a few.
But, the most sinister thing to emerge is the precedent. If the Capitol project is built, what next? Homestead has plans for two 20-plus storey towers at King and Queen, Jay Patry has high-rise designs on the Marine Museum site, there are rumours of another high-rise on the old Blockbuster site on Queen Street and so on…….Manhattan-on-the-Cataraqui?
Once Pandora opened the box, everything within it escaped and nothing could be put back. Are we really certain we want it opened?
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Yeah we are, we want high rises, the majority of us do.
You know that tall guy who stands in front of you at the concert and blocks your view all night? What an ass. If only he could stand behind you so the both of you could enjoy. High rises? Sure, just not in historic downtown and not blocking the waterfront.