Not quite sure I understand the argument here. Currently, residents in the west end don't walk to the QE2 and have to choose between a long inconvenient bus ride or endless driving around to find parking, while residents downtown can walk, take a short bus ride, or fight for parking.
If this goes ahead, residents in the west end still won't walk to medical services but they will have a short bus ride or a much easier time finding parking, while downtown residents can still walk, can still take a short bus ride, and would now have an easier time finding parking.
Calling Bayers Lake a "retail wilderness" is an ivory tower insult to a huge portion of this city. If you ever managed to pull your head out of your peninsula you'd realize the world doesn't revolve around downtown.
I don't know whether this is a good or bad project, but I do recognize a bad argument when I see it.
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