As many as 500 people turned out to support people with questions about Meadowbrook, The Dalhousie Corridor, Griffintown, and Turcot.
At 6 there was already a lot of people.
City Hall itself looks like a work by Cristo these days.
Transit fan Andrew Dawson.
The statue of Jean Drapeau across the street may have done a few spins with so many people with placards in front of City Hall.
It’s an interesting set up – Council sits privately and people with questions are let in one at a time and we watch it on a screen in the hall. There are about 20 rows of seating in front so there is many more people than appears here. And it is a bit weird, and easy to see how decades of city council were private, but with that many people it seems to work, plus you can cheer or boo all you want in the hall!
In response to a question about Turcot by Derek Robertson of Mobilization Turcot,
“(Read my lips), No Expropriations!”
Patrick Asch with a question regarding a greenbelt that would run from Meadowbrook to the river and cover a lot of the greater South West.
Dr. Stephen Vida raising issues about the significance of greenspace on urban health.
Sami Hakim from Griffintown wonders who is really in charge in regard to The Dalhousie Corridor.
Strong emotions flow through the room and while some feel that progress is made, others feel they may be making their last stand. It takes courage and energy to fight City Hall and I salute all these fine individuals whose efforts are making this city a better place to be!
Placards must wait outside.