Editor: My heart breaks for those poor people who have built their dream home, only to have it verbally knocked down by its neighbours. I can’t believe people being so heartless. I grew up on Villa Avenue as a child. That home is one of two on that block. In the next block, when I was a child, the Baptist Church built a modern home. There was no hoopla over that home. Then a bungalow was built next door. Next to it is a historical home. Yet the other side of the street remains historical. I think there is a blend of architecture and it works.
Put yourselves in the shoes of the people who had their dream home built. If they move into that dream home, do you truly feel they will feel comfortable knowing their neighbours have risen, almost as one, in defiance of it? And if they don’t move in, are you going to feel guilt or victory. Think, people. I thought we were supposed to be a gentle Island, with gentle, welcoming people. I’m rather glad I no longer live in that neighbourhood (it’s been many years, really). I’d hate for anyone to think I was one of those who spoke against another.
Joanne Lord MacLeod,