This is absolutely asinine. Every city in the world allows lane closures. They are essential and the only way to build in large cities. For these two councillors to promote this shows a complete lack of understanding of city building and development. Lane closures cost developments plenty, and to say that developers profit from this is ludicrous. A 120-foot lane closure costs $170,000 for two years (hardly free or a bargain). If you want to absolutely stop ALL development in Toronto adopt this idiotic plan. Offices, hotels, residential, hospitals, theatres, anything new, all will grind to nil.
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