So the rumours were true! We’re getting “boutique-inspired” (hoity-toity and cramped) condos in Bells Corners (bonus – the land there probably isn’t contaminated!).
Mr. Gow has sold his beloved retro Chinese restaurant Bells Corners landmark, near Bells Corners’ most dangerous spot, to an undisclosed “local” developer.
Who is the developer targeting with his “slick” website? Affluent boomers looking to downsize? Families? Seniors? Homeless people? Mural lovers?
The marketing images provide some clues.
They’re targeting good-looking young hipsters with solid jobs in the defence industry/the Harper government/politics and a strong appetite for shopping. The archetypal consumer Northside Developments Inc. is aiming at likes his booze and his coffee, loves his corporate shopping opportunities, has a fondness for junk food and sex, and possesses a healthy disposal income.
Prices? What’s your best guess for boutique-inspired condo living at Gow’s?
I’m NOT saying that Northside Development Inc. is the big bad wolf, mind you. We NEED more residents in Bells Corners (especially young ‘uns with good hair).
Can we trust the developers and the politicians, the slick spin doctors and the marketers? Personally, I’d feel better if our councillor wasn’t so quick to take cash from certain developers at election time. In return for what?
What they call a “site plan” is really just an architect’s promotional drawing. Is this a deliberate error?
They managed to get the phone number wrong on the huge promotional signs, so that doesn’t exactly inspire confidence either.
I don’t think that too many locals would call the sad Northside strip “the heart of Bells Corners” but at least they got one thing right – Bells Corners IS a great place to live.