Dear Mayor and City Council,
I am writing to express my opposition to the proposed variance that would allow Ciniplex at 1025 the Queensway to build a video screen aimed at the Gardiner.
Anyone who gives the matter more than a moment's thought will understand that there is no way in which video advertising can make the Gardiner a safer place to drive. It certainly has the potential, however, to make it a more dangerous place to drive.
I have read that the screens will be visible to drivers three-quarters of the way up an on-ramp. I think that trying to advertise movies to people who are trying to merge onto a busy highway is all but criminal.
I urge you to disallow the construction of this video sign.
With thanks for your attention,
Dear Mayor and City Councillors,
Applications will soon come before City Council to vet or veto the construction of third-party illuminated signs on the rooves of 1294 St Clair Avenue West and 1840 Eglinton Avenue West.
City Council enacted by-law 1995-0229 specifically to prohibit signage such as these proposed signs. The belief was that such signs have a negative visual impact on our city, especially in areas of mixed commercial and residential use (who wants an apartment with a billboard outside their window?).
I support by-law 1995-0229, and urge you to support it as well. Our City needs less advertising, not more. Please don't let these signs go up.
With thanks for your time,
We'll see what happens, I suppose....