I often wonder how people can live in the same place but have such vastly different perspectives on what surrounds them.
...parkland is scarce, and once it is gone, it does not come back. The vistas of our harbour and the new bridge will be lost forever...With other plans to develop the Wharf Street parking lots, this is a good time to say no to this project and show the citizens that council is ready to preserve the views of our great harbour...
First, park land is NOT scarce in the CoV. I bet no one has to walk more than a few blocks from their home to experience a park or other public open space. The new bridge is surrounded on all sides by plazas so the public's view of it is in no danger of disappearing. Restoring the once vibrant streetscape along this section of Wharf does not take away harbour views, it simply moves them to a greatly enhanced waterfront walkway. I suppose if you never leave your car your view may be diminished, but if you haven't the wherewithal to explore a few meters closer to the water, then I am not sure you really care all that much about the natural beauty of the area anyway.
Then again, it seems the writer of the above is also concerned about the development of the Wharf Street parking lots, so that tells me all I need to know.