Monday, September 28, 2009


A tale of 2 cities: two stories on 23 Sept, one from Bracerbriudge, 120 miles north of Toronto, the other from Oakville, 20 miles southwest of Toronto. The former: reportedly very favorable response to news of a new methadone clinic to open in a mall. The manager of a store next door to the site is quoted as saying, “I don’t have any concerns about it. We need places like that. People need help.” And a local outreach and support organization promised to provide its services “in any way we can.”

On the other hand, the site in which a new clinic is expected to open in Oakville generated major opposition. “It’s the right business, but the wrong location.” The President of a local Residents’ Association worried because “When my daughter goes down to catch the bus at 8AM, there may be people lining up before the clinic opens.” According to her, “There’s got to be somewhere better.”

Bracebridge story

Oakville article


At 8:00 AM, Anonymous Realtor Toronto said...

I understand the concerns the people of Oakville have but those clinics have to be built somewhere. They surely can't be built in a middle of nowhere, what purpose would that serve? I'm sure the clinic won't affect the regular people in Oakville. They make wrong assumptions too fast and imagining horrible scenarios. I'm sure it'll turn out just fine.

Take care, Elli


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