Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 27, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
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Judge George Collins says that remarks lie made during a Nov. court case involving an ln- rlian man v.rrr- not intended as a slur nn Indian people in gcn- 'rno 57-year-old judge said In an interview yesterday that his remarks during tin' session were aimed a! the in- dian he was sentencing on an assault charge "and Ihe people; 1 with him in the courtroom." "I was merely scolding the man rather than p.i.-sing a stif- fcr said Judge Col- lins, who pave ti'.e man a sus- pended sentence and released jjq him on probation. I DlirLns the court hearing. j Judge Collins mentioned thai he j had once seen a young Indian child faint from malnutrition. That child, he said, could be-; come ''just stupid In- dian, of which we hav-'1 many." The judge said h- would have no comments on th? substance of his courtjoom remarks until I after he sees an official tran- j scrir-t of tiie prr.'Ceodirigs. ex- peeled to he release! Monday through the office of the chief j justice in Toronto. I The remarks were directed i "at the prisoner and not the In- j dian people of Canada." said j Judge Collins. j Meanwhile. Fred Plain, prcsi- S dent of the Union oi Ontario In- i dians, quoted Judge Collins as telling him last week: "I should 1 not have said what I did." Mr. Plain's organization and Indian associations across ada have called for renwv.il oi Judge Collins from the. bench. j KMO DIRIXTtm MEN'S CLOTHES AND FORMAL RENTALS 321 7th STREET S. PHONE 327-2073 KOIIKY liOKUI.l'K TORONTO Id') 'I'hcvc n ways lo solve the Cana- di in housing problem but they iit'ii't being used, say two ins' Toronto archilt'Cts. ack Diamond and Bartcin Alters, partners in a firm f moil wily about five years i a. say they believe that the ueces.sa'ry research has been done and alternatives shown i to exist, and they've drawn j tl i plans to prove it. Their plans show how to (I nihlc, triple or quadruple ex- i t i 11 g iTSUIenlinl densities while preserving worthwhile old buildings They don't say thai the common approach of bulldozing everything in sight to make way for high-rise de- is necessarily the uiswcr. could house four times (lie of Toronto within the city's present Mr. Diamond says, "while providing more park and recreational space than now exists. "And we wouldn't build any building over six storeys high. We would do it by making good use of space that now is unused or badly used." Tne wasted land is often not readily visible, but Mr. Dia- mond'says any city is full of "One major way of provid- ing good low-rise family hous- ing i'i bv infilling residential blocks, filling in Uie unused i central area and vacant spots m a city block. You probably 1 can't realize just how much housing this can provide until apply it practically." So they set out to apply it to a city block in an old, low-in- come neighborhood on the fringe of Toronto's downtown core. To do so. they made use of the backs of existing residen- tial lots, now little used ex- cept for private garage They came up with a plan for row housing built along the lane and lot backs. The row would K" three storeys high, but each unit would be two sto- revs. and Ihcy w-ould be stag- gered vertically, much like Habitat in Montreal. This would give each unit n large sundeck. or an enclosed sun porch or a patch of yard. Kadi unit would receive natu- ral light from above and have underground parking right un- derneath. An enclosed pedes- trian mall would connect the units, opening to the street at each end. There is provision for a playground for small children, a day-care centre, a swimming pool and conven- ience shops. Present owners who deeded the backs of their lot.1; for the project would receive under- ground parking in return. The architects have calcu- lated that if the project were built as a co-operative, those deeding land would realize something in excess of a year for life, sufficient to allow low-income families to remain in their old neighbor- hood homes instead of twing forced out by development of apartments they couldn't af- ford, t'sing the infill system, the present doubly of about II dwelling units lo the acre in j Ihe model block would he in- creased to or Execution of Ihe plan Is con- sidered unlikely. Observers say it is too innovative, ton new. different, although infillii'S has bmi done in Phil- adelphia for more than 10 years. present zoning bylaws were weighted heavily in favor of high-rise develop- ment. Both architects. I n c I d c n- lalh, arc of the of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. In areas where existing buildings are Ion run-down to save, they have another scheme lo provide high-dens- ity low-rise hou.-rm'.. "instead of high-rises, with their large and largely unused landscaped areas, they would build six-storey buildings ill a sort of ehequerboard pattern, with the red squares left open lo form intimate courtyards more in scale with the people living in the building. They would end up with more open space; it ju--t. wouldn't bo in such large chunks. Another of their plans lias drawn for student hous- ing at the University of Al- j hcrla in Edmonton. It in- volvcs mixed l.'Uld something both men advocate i covered streets in the j European tradition. I It has a covered mall rii- redly above an existing street. The mall will include a wide variety of shops, -sen-- ices and lounge areas, and. above tltctn. student housing designed for occupancy by one two and four persons to an apartment. 'Hie entire structure will be only six sto- reys high. Mr. I) l a m o n d and Mr. Mvers sav the emphasis on j low buildings does not mean i they are necessarily opposed I to ii i g h -rise development. They simply say it is futile lo become involved in an argu- ment about the relative mer- its of high- and low-rise living. They conlend, irisUNul, that They say n would re- nand. iccessary to the head of each low-income let people know I e simple but family can go out shopping little-known fact that alterna- tor tile type of housing he lives du exisl. Make Your Christmas Shopping HEADQUARTERS "You Always Do Better at Hoyt's! Wotch for our Pro Hardware Christmas Catalogue being delivered to your door it's loaded with great Chrinmas values. (If you haven't received a copy phone Save it for future reference. Prices are in effect until Christmas. rRFF RIFT WRAPPING purchase? If requested! fV. nnro In filter the. Downtown Merchants Cbrislmo-. 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