The heritage designation hearings for the Horticulture Building within the context of a proposed OSEG-City reorganized Lansdowne Park, gave me time to pause and reflect. That's because there is a more imminent potential heritage loss of something far greater at stake - the loss of a distinctive surrounding neighbourhood, the Glebe.
The very essential public space part of the Glebe area where I have lived with my family for many years, is being squandered.
I'll never then have a chance to enjoy a greatly enhanced public space at Lansdowne. Instead, I may choose to go to a neighbourhood strip mall with condos and a food store and cinema in that former public space.