I’ve been a season ticket holder at WCTC for 10+ yrs. There are a tremendous amount of elderly and disabled people who attend functions at the theatre. The notion that they can ‘just walk 4 blocks’ isn’t realistic. I’m all in favour of a new PAC.. but, if you’re going to do it.. do it right the first time. Put in as much parking as possible now.
The goal is to grow the city and the help the downtown core flourish. Nothing would be worse than not building the parking now.. and in a few years hearing council say.. ” oh.. if only we’d done it when the PAC was being build, it would have saved SO much money.” Do it right.. the first time.
* side note : if, when they build the new theatre, they made the seats a little bigger with more leg room.. that would be great too
It amazes me that there is a feeling that it’s no problem to walk a few blocks. Tell that to the disabled, who are virtually housebound now because the city can’t be bothered to look after sidewalks and/or walking paths. Never mind the able bodied people taking every close parking spot available. Never mind those that currently park at the coliseum at 3:00 in the afternoon in order to get the few disabled parking spots leaving those that work to fend for themselves. I had to give up going to events at the Sandman because there is never any parking available close to the building.
Once again, the disabled will have to pay for a building they haven’t got a hope in using. This city needs to start understanding that there are disability needs that are never considered. It’s okay. Just walk.