Friday, December 9, 2022

Joni was right, Doug

Doug Ford's at it again. He plans to put a new, unnecessary highway through the protected Greenbelt. Now he's getting rid of another prime provincial parcel of land, right on Lake Ontario, land that should be enjoyed by the public.

When I saw this headline in today's Toronto Star:

"Ontario Place proposal sparks criticism:

New plans include five-level parking lot, removal of hundreds of trees to build spa"

(page 1, article by Ben Mussett and David Rider)

I couldn't help thinking of Joni Mitchell's song, Big Yellow Taxi.

"They paved paradise/

Put up a parking lot."