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posted on July 27, 2010
By: TIM FORAN
Published: July 22, 2010
Source: Inside Toronto
'When a person on a $40 bike is as important as someone in a $40,000 car, then things start to change' - Gil Peņalosa
Toronto's decision to remove a playground from R.V Burgess Park, which serves the 30,000 strong immigrant neighbourhood of Thorncliffe Park with no plans to replace it for a decade is a failure of the city's bureaucracy and political structure, argued Gil Peņalosa during a recent presentation at Valley Park Middle School.
Peņalosa, the executive director of the liveable city advocacy organization 8-80 Cities, pointed out the city removed the playground from Burgess Park in the middle years of this decade. The city's capital plan envisions replacing it in 2015.