Why not give everyone a one way bus ticket to Edmonton?
Hide it away in some industrial district so that we can forget about our societal failures, well, unless you happen to take that LRT. How long until you hear people speak out over the declining safety on that LRT.? There could be a more accessible location with better amenities than the East Village location outside the core and near an industrial area. The suggestion here puts emphasis on hiding people from view which is just plain cold.
Whatever effect on real estate values will be inherited as the facility predates development. Many will choose to live next to it if it means paying a little less as they do everywhere. Development continues in the East Village.. There's a 43 storey tower under construction with as many units as three mid rises. There's not more towers because of the market..
I agree, that moving the DIC and some other facilities out of the core to industrial area does feel like it is hiding people out of sight but I don’t have an issue with that.
There’s no law that says homeless people have to be treated in a downtown core.
We’ve had that line of thinking for decades not just here in Calgary but other North American cities and as a result, we have issues with crime in the downtown cores of all these cities, while at the same time, trying to promote people living in the core.
High towers will continue to get built in East Village, and other places like the beltline, etc. but those neighbourhoods could be so much better, and could develop and flourish far better if we adjusted are thinking.
I would ask this, give one good reason why the support and treatment of homeless people has to be in the core of a city. There’s no law anywhere that says you must only treat homeless people in the core of a city, it can be done anywhere, rehab facilities, for example aren’t always located in the core of the city, sometimes they’re out of the city altogether.