Ahh, so the real reason for this comes out. It's the fun police at it again. "I don't go to a place like that, so nobody should." What has gotten into our city council? They're supposed to be so progressive,Local councillor Adam Giambrone did not oppose the TPA's recommendation to demolish the club for parking, and he suggested that the club hasn't been an entirely welcome presence in the area. "I know there have been ongoing issues about the Matador concerning noise," he said.
Mr. Giambrone, who has never set foot in the club, said he won't miss it when it's gone. And neither, he said, will the club's immediate neighbours. "They will not be sad to see it go."
Actually, before arbitrarily deeming him "useless", I might be interested in knowing what Adam Vaughan thinks--sure, there's that "anti-fun police" side to him re the Club District, but w/the Matador, we're talking about more of an El Mocambo-style "cultural institution", the polar opposite of the Club District's greasy-drunken-suburbanite/sleazeball image. (Put it this way; a typical Club District proprietor would be no less prone to demolishing or mutilating a dump like the Matador. They're vulgarians catering to vulgarians, y'know.)I think that this is beyond outrageous, and for a parking lot?! I'm sending a letter to the mayor, since I Know that a letter to my councillor (the twit Adam Vaughan) would be more than useless.
Oh Amen, RJR. It'll be more than 800k, too, if they expropriate. We're going to be spending over a million dollars to buy and tear down a landmark business in order to put up a parking lot.You're exactly right...the only reason they want to close it down is because a few neighbours are irritated by its presence. Here we have a city council that claims abject poverty yet authorizes 800K to expropriate and build a parking lot? And a city that claims to want to be a green leader, yet is encouraging people to drive? Have people never heard of streetcars and taxis? I agree about not wasting your time with Asshole Vaughan, he'd be beyond useless in this, and probably supports the closure...he'll probably say that parking lots bring cars filled with families, which will allow us to avoid the downfall of our city.
This kind snobbery is at base what I suspect motivates people like Vaughan in their campaign against the clubs. So the Entertainment district is full of what you might describe as "cheesy" people -- what, they're not allowed to have fun on a Friday night?They're vulgarians catering to vulgarians, y'know.
Oh, please. Adam Vaughan, in print in yesterday's National Post, called Peter Gatien a "jerk" and was a complete fucking cry-baby. I can call him an asshole if I want since it lines up with the level of discourse that he is setting. Anyways, this is yet another red herring...the issue here is the destruction of the Matador for a parking lot.But my point is: when it comes to an Adam Vaughan type (or even, ultimately, an Adam Giambrone type), you've got a *far* better chance on behalf of scenesters than on behalf of suburbanites.
And it helps if y'all don't engage in "Asshole Vaughan" slurring; you're only going to drive him further away...