I grew up downtown and I can tell you that every memory of my childhood is filled with wonder, excitement, inquisitiveness, love and compassion. I know you had some concerns about where children would play, as that is, without a doubt any parent’s greatest concern in raising a child. </endsarcasm>
Rest assured, I did not play King St. traffic. (Also, your conclusion triggers further concern over the brainpower of the individuals working for our great city.)
A vibrant downtown core works to feed and encourage child curiosity, offer exposure to magnificence, encourage acceptance of all that is not mediocre and drive ambition.
Quite frankly, Mr. Holyday, yours is an example of a closed-minded attitude that children raised in the suburbs are at risk of developing.
Stevana — A Downtown Gal