Monday, September 24, 2007

Pave Paradise, Put up a Parking Lot

That's pretty much what the City of Toronto wants to do to the storied after-hours hangout, The Matador. It turns out that the area around The Matador needs more parking:
"We've identified that area as high-demand (for parking)," Toronto Parking Authority president Gwyn Thomas said this week.

Levelling the Matador would create a 20-space lot, he said, handy for people using the West End YMCA at 931 College St., kitty-corner to the club at 466 Dovercourt Rd.

So Toronto, after posturing as a green city, needs to cede more land for cars. If we level the Matador people can drive themselves to the Y to get some exercise?! Am I the only one that finds this solution ridiculous? Here's a clip that has an external shot of the Matador:

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