Funny thing is that a certain major developer in Edmonton made that claim about 10 yrs ago and that Currents was going to shift the food and retail epicentre to that location.
If only Alberta had accessibility legislation like in Ontario with their Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) that requires all buildings to be fully accessible by 2025.Unfortunate though that the entrances both have to step up in through the doors.
Are these really better looking and less off-putting than decent quality window bars? In any case, I would still far prefer to live in a city that does what's needed to curb social disorder instead of normalizing burdening private citizens.I don't think we should shame the installation of rolling shutters, and I would be happy to see them encouraged and normalized in any part of town. It's higher risk in Chinatown of course, but if installing shutters can give business owners peace of mind, then I'm all for it - anything to give some comfort that your front window isn't going to be smashed overnight while you're at home is a good thing, it doesn't matter what neighbourhood it is.
And I think shutters, which are usually only closed overnight are a better look than window bars, which are always present.