This week on GS&CT we’re going to turn up the heat a bit and talk about a few issues that are pretty near and dear to my heart. You won’t be hearing much from me but, my three guests certainly have some things to say.
Andrew Dodds is the chair of Open Streets Uptown Waterloo. Open Streets is kicking off their 2013 event season this coming Sunday, June 16. He’ll be with me in the studio talking all about Open Streets and what we can expect this year in comparison to the last two. Michelle Sullivan and I sat down earlier this week to talk about local food and the core, and an organization that she volunteers for called Food Link. Finally, you’ll hear a chat I had with Mike Morrice, the executive director of Sustainable Waterloo Region. Mike and I got down to the nitty gritty about the Ontario Municipal Board’s decision to side with developers in the ruling that could see up to 1,053 additional hectares (2,593 acres) of land opened to development by 2031 from, 80 hectares (197 acres). Mike will weigh in on why intensifying the core not only helps prevent urban sprawl but also helps support a sustainable local economy.
On top of those heavy hitters, there’ll be a gorgeous mix of tunes from Vampire Weekend, Local Natives, Cults, Chvrches, and a whole lot more.
It’s going to get a little toasty kids. Be sure to bring some sunscreen. No need to turn into a beet like I did at Field Trip on Saturday.