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New Fallen Peace Officer monument destroys Grand Parade as a concert venue.

Walking past Grand Parade, er, I mean, Celebration Square this evening, I noticed they've set up the stage for all the noon concerts scheduled for the next couple of weeks.

I have no idea how many people will attend these shows, but any more than a couple of hundred, and they'll be stretching their necks this way and that to try to get a glimpse of whoever's on the stage, because the new Fallen Peace Officers monument is crammed right up against the stage.

It's really too bad, but can we all now acknowledge that councillor Dawn Sloane was right? The placement of the monument in the middle of the block has utterly destroyed Grand Parade as a venue for large concerts. To see what we've lost, consider this photo of one of the pre-monument New Year's Eve concerts:


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