I was quite taken with k10ery's comment (July 30) regarding "â€¦ the end of our love affair with the motor car." I've been surprised lately by the many empty auto dealerships around Scarborough. Here's a few: Alex Irvine Motors on Lawrence E. has been closed for many years - time enough for a flea market and other businesses to take over. A former Ford dealership at Lawrence E. and Birchmount is now being prepared for housing. The Chrysler dealer - also at Lawrence/Birchmount - is awaiting its fate. VW on Markham Rd. is up for grabs. Once a Bob Johnston GM dealer on Kingston Rd. This Hyundai dealer has moved three times in recent years. The huge site of a former GM outlet - on Auto Mall Dr. And nearby, a former Ford dealership. It's rather ironic that I took delivery of a new car last Monday (from a Scarborough dealer).