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Do you have other suggestions for appropriate ways to support additional businesses in your neighbourhood?
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1Feb 4, 2010 3:26 PMI would prefer the area remain primarily residential.
2Feb 4, 2010 3:33 PMwe have to be careful not to create too much retail that might take business from the downtown
3Feb 4, 2010 3:47 PMBradford St in particular is an area with NO shopping at all... If the City wants traffic there instead of on Lakeshore - give it some grocery stores etc
4Feb 4, 2010 6:51 PMAllow for mixed use properties.
5Feb 4, 2010 7:27 PMallow home businesses
6Feb 4, 2010 9:22 PMRemove undesired businesses that discourage others from locating nearby - ie. massage, aroma, spa parlors etc.
7Feb 4, 2010 9:44 PMGrants to change older buildings to business.
8Feb 4, 2010 10:01 PMattempt to make the many vacant business properties more apealing than new development on the edge of the city
9Feb 5, 2010 12:52 AMkeep bars with outdoor patios out of residential areas
10Feb 5, 2010 7:06 PMLEGISLATE A LIMIT TO 'BARS ONLY'. Define difference between BAR & RESTAURANT.
11Feb 6, 2010 2:04 PMGive new business a big tax break for the first three years and also waive development fees in designated areas so we encourage them to come where we need them!
12Feb 7, 2010 12:51 PMwe already have empty buildings fill those first with decent businesses that would bring people to all of downtown
13Feb 8, 2010 4:37 AMThere are plenty enough businesses in my neighbourhood.
14Feb 9, 2010 5:58 PMProfessional offices (i.e. lawyers, accountants, architects, etc.) be allowed in converted residential buildings.
15Feb 9, 2010 11:03 PMLower taxes for business in historic neighbourhoods to prevent sprawl, and to avoid the necesity to drive to shop in drive up malls
16Feb 10, 2010 2:33 PMhelp prospective business owners through economic development to match their business idea with the right area--eg healthy box lunches, coffee and bookstore near go station vs. veg market in the core & old Allandale
17Feb 10, 2010 4:30 PMHistoric buildings *on major roads* should be adapted for reuse by local businesses
18Feb 11, 2010 1:10 AMstop combining businesses into residential areas to allow for better neighbourhoods and bringing businesses togther in a defined way
19Feb 11, 2010 3:57 AMPARKING, need availabel parking
20Feb 16, 2010 3:12 PMI agree with converting older homes along major raods like Essa into businesses, but that is where it must end.
21Feb 16, 2010 5:39 PMProhibit food carts (especially those anchored to the sidewalk) in areas that are well served by established business.
22Feb 16, 2010 8:09 PMDevelop the areas there allready - example is the burned -down building on Dunlop & Eccles
23Feb 17, 2010 12:27 AMwe already have enough convenience stores in residenial areas
24Feb 18, 2010 1:59 AMIn addition to density, use should be considered or required, ie: mixed 3bedroom with units only for snrs.
25Feb 18, 2010 8:57 PMAnne, Bradford, Essa, Collier could all support mini plaza's with great landscaping
26Feb 18, 2010 9:06 PMlower taxes for businesses
27Feb 18, 2010 9:10 PMNot until the Downtown gets cleaned up
28Feb 19, 2010 2:17 AMDevelop the core as a nautical tourist attraction boutique shops good resturants.
29Feb 19, 2010 10:27 PMUse up ALL the vacant buildings for commercial or Industrial use.
30Feb 22, 2010 2:14 PMmore public meeting places where people can linger long enough to support local businesses
31Feb 22, 2010 2:20 PMBusiness and residential uses in one building should be supported
32Feb 22, 2010 2:30 PMBetter parking facilities
33Feb 22, 2010 2:37 PMCity should operate and provide one or two free parking lots to encourage Downtown shopping
34Feb 22, 2010 6:19 PMDevelop the historic fibre of the downtown and create a place business want to be.
35Feb 22, 2010 7:22 PMMall standards of cleanliness, traffic control, artistic presentation would help. eg. Georgian Mall common areas are well maintained.
36Feb 24, 2010 6:00 PMIf historic buildings are too far gone, often it is more efficient to re-build using modern techniques that can look historic.
37Feb 26, 2010 4:49 PMNO
38Feb 28, 2010 1:52 PMgrocery
39Mar 2, 2010 1:32 PMLower taxes for businesses ie. Tax rebate
40Mar 2, 2010 2:01 PMOur homelessness issues are bad. As stated before, I work downtown because of these issues our company gradually cut me back from 22 hours per week to 6
41Mar 2, 2010 2:06 PMLower incomes for government people in City Hall
42Mar 2, 2010 2:13 PMClean up the frontage of local businesses
43Mar 2, 2010 2:23 PMClean up the store fronts
44Mar 2, 2010 6:42 PMDo away with parking meters and bring people back downtown away from malls
45Mar 2, 2010 6:54 PMShow businesses in the malls they can succeed downtown
46Mar 2, 2010 6:59 PMDiscourage inappropriate businesses downtown
47Mar 3, 2010 3:47 PMMore parking, cleaner streets and smoother and greater police presence
48Mar 3, 2010 3:52 PMImprove road and pedestrian access and close parking for customers