Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Images that spring to my mind, when I think of the Canada Lands Company.

1.) Bulldozers; and chainsaws to cut down trees. The Crown corporation believes in intensification or densification--- along Smyth Road in Ottawa, near the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, the Canada Lands Company and Claridge Homes created a massive residential subdivision called Oak Park.  Once the National Defence Medical Centre is demolished, even more residential units will be constructed. Many people in Alta Vista miss all the green space, see the document on the Internet:  Submission on Canada Lands Project.
2.) Bulldozers flattened several buildings at the Prison for Women in Kingston, a Classified Federal Heritage Building. The Parliament Buildings and Rideau Hall in Ottawa, and several museums, lighthouses and post offices are Classified Heritage Buildings.

2.) The Blanding's Turtles. Several Blanding's Turtles have been killed in the vicinity of Lester Road and Hunt Club in Ottawa. Canada Lands Company bought 73.5 acres of Greenbelt land, at Albion and Lester Roads from the National Capital Commission to create a subdivision called "Deerfield Village". The Hunt Club is an appropriate name for this part of the City, where so many creatures, large and small are mowed down by vehicles.
The Blanding's Turtles, an endangered species.
3.)  Boarded-up buildings:
CFB Chilliwack, British Columbia.
4.)  Chain-link fences and No Trespassing signs. Chain-link fences surround the 310-acre CFB Rockcliffe in Ottawa, and Shannon Park in Halifax. See the YouTube video "Shannon Park Halifax":
Shannon Park military housing in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  5.)  The former Canadian National Railways logo. The  CNR is now primarily owned by foreigners, who call the company "CN" to distance it from any connection to Canada, the country that literally built the transcontinental railway:
The old Canadian National Railways logo.
 6.) The Universal Man - The statue was created by Gerald Gladstone, and stood at the base of the CN Tower from 1972 until 1987. During construction of the SkyDome in Toronto, the Universal Man lay face down in the mud for several years. CN paid for any damage to the statue, and relocated it to the Yorkdale Shopping Mall in North York. A CNR Roundhouse in Toronto was demolished to make way for the SkyDome, also known as the Rogers Centre. Canada Lands Company owns the land beneath the Rogers Centre.
 Gerald Gladstone, was happy to see that "The Universal Man" was repaired and can be viewed by the public:

7.) Blue tarp on the roof of the Grand Trunk Railway Station on Montreal Street in Kingston, Ontario:

See the YouTube video "Grand Trunk's Kingston Station".
8.) The Burlington, Ontario CNR train station being hauled away on a flatbed truck:

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