When Paris, Ontario got its first stop light, the story made the front page of the Paris Star newspaper. I think it was back in the 90s. Anyway, I tell you this as precedent for my earth-shattering news: We are finally getting new sidewalks around Beach Hill Residences.
You may laugh, but we’ve been waiting for years … and now that the messy business of cracking old concrete is nearly done, we can hope that the new building on the corner will get a much-needed power-wash.
Having taken the top photo, I turned the corner, to see the progress along Gerrard. As if to rescue my tale from hopeless banality, three fire trucks and a support wagon arrived, sirens wailing. A workman sanding walls inside had kicked up enough dust to set off sensors. Oops.
Still not newsy enough? OK, here’s one.
On the way home, I snapped the usual rush hour crowd on Woodbine. It wasn’t 5 o’clock yet. One of these lanes will disappear in July, when bicycle paths are installed.
There is resistance to cars to in the city. A bad thing? Depends on your point of view. There’s a subway line and a streetcar route within walking distance of these cars. Buses on Woodbine are fairly frequent.
Here’s a hoot. Riding a bicycle downtown is faster than taking transit. Beach Metro News