28 tweets that clap back at King Street Pilot project whiners

Feb 2 2018, 12:59 pm

#KingStreetDistaster? Hardly!?

While some restaurant owners have protested the car ban on King West by erecting profane ice sculptures, playing pick-up road hockey, and waging social media campaigns, onlookers have been keen to point out that, maybe car traffic isn’t really the main driving contributor to the neighbourhood’s economy?

After all, the King West-area is especially rich when it comes to “tourist magnets, sidewalk traffic generators, hotels/AirBnBs, local residents/jobs…” not to mention, parking.

That’s the argument laid out by Toronto resident, Gil Meslin, self-described on Twitter as an “urban planner, social scientist, analyst, [and] urbanist.” Meslin tweeted out a series maps visualizing the “phenomenal locational advantages” which the biggest complainers have been unappreciatively endowed.

See for yourself why complaints from Restaurant Row might not be warranted:

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