Latest debate from City Hall, downtown isn’t for raising kids
Toronto’s deputy mayor Doug Holyday spoke up for the suburbs saying that the downtown core isn’t the place to be raising kids Thursday.
Holyday’s comments came from a debate on the condo rules that state that 10 percent of their residential properties be three-bedroom units. The builders of a new condo on King Street is asking to have that rule changed.
Holyday agrees with the builder because he doesn’t think that the condos should have to be kid friendly saying that the city’s downtown core is not the ideal place to bring up a family. Canoe.ca quotes Holyday:
“I don’t think we have to force 10% of these units to be three-bedroom units to accommodate families if there is no market for it,” he said. “Why do we have to interfere in this way? There is absolutely no reason for it.”
It seems that many of the other councillors disagreed with the motion losing 27-4.