I saw this display at a Bayshore community event – a youth group brainstormed some intriguing questions and then went out into the neighbourhood to poll.
Nothing scientific about the results, of course, but still, an interesting project, and some of the results sparked some animated dialogue among residents browsing the display. Many felt that speeding traffic is a serious problem in Bayshore – do Bells Corners residents see it as a big issue in their neighbourhoods?
Anyone have a suggestion for a good poll question – I could put it up on the blog for you.
In other cities, restaurants are graded as to their cleanliness, either on an ABC scale (New York) or on a colour-coded system (Toronto). Whether by colour or letter, the designations signify good, iffy and bad.
In Ottawa you can go on the City site and eventually find some results for Bells Corners restaurants.
Are a lot of people getting sick after eating in our Bells Corners restaurants, leaving aside those who drink too much or overstuff their faces? I doubt it.
But still, food safety is something you can’t play around with, so maybe slack restaurants would have more incentive to keep things squeaky-clean if inspection reports were more easily available to the dining public?