"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Wednesday 8 November 2017


II Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "PEACE AND HARMONY..CIRCA 2017":

Not only is the "eviction" statement false news, so is this:

" Fort York Armoury in Toronto, was closed by the Federal government "

Fort York is still actively used and is the home of the Toronto detachment of QYR.

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 8 November 2017 at 17:02


The desperate need to prove me a liar is telling. But It keeps the conversation going and that's 
fine with me.

The park's department was making good use of the building. The fenced 5-acre yard had grown
wild, but a dismantled barn (heritage salvage) was being stored there. It had to be moved to the overcrowded works yard where it probably rotted.

The hydro building was architect designed. Administration facilities were used by the town clerk for
town archives.

Where they are now, one may only guess. Any time I sought confirmation requiring a search of the archives, response was usually negative.

The park's department is now in the unfinished Joint Operations Centre, currently the object of an
audit to determine how the millions were spent.

Parks were in the Hydro property. Now they're not. Queen's York Rangers are.

Aurora Parks Department were ordered to de-camp to allow Queens York Rangers to move in.

Dem's the facts, man.

Information on Federal plans to close Fort York Armouries and Aurora Armouries and end QYR
existence was provided by the Chief Administrative Officer as explanation for providing a base.

Obviously, he thought it mattered to the community. So much so, they were never given a say.

The financial burden was never even contemplated.

The following Council could have changed that. And they did. They extended the lease from twenty to thirty years.

Councils past have always understood the Province does not sanction a municipal landlord function.

It contradicts the basic principle of taxation.

A budget is struck on an annual basis. By law, it cannot allow for deficit or surplus. It must be precise.

Taxes must be raised to pay for services provided. No more ... no less.

People move. Properties don't. Property tax cannot be rebated. Services received are the only services to be paid for.

Sale of surplus real estate at a competitive price, represents revenue in the year sold.

When the hydro property was given away Aurora taxpayers were robbed.

And not the only time either.


Anonymous said...

"Councils past have always understood the Province does not sanction a municipal landlord function.
It contradicts the basic principle of taxation."

Simple question then. Why has it been allowed? And don't tell me it was MorMac, that ship has sailed a long time ago.

Anonymous said...

There may have been a friend of a friend may had owed something to a friend, and now the friend got paid back.