The Craving for Public Squares by Michael Kimmelman | The New York Review of Books
It's not a surprise that a new public square can make "an immediate difference in reducing crime, boosting local commerce, and improving street life", but it is a revelation that in a refugee camp a public square can lead to Palestinian women being able to socialize in public, even do weaving there and ultimately to sell that weaving in the square--a radical and new social change.
Over the last five to six years, local author Marianne Brandis has been documenting some of Market Square’s rich history. We’d like to suggest that you re-visit some of the terrific historical information that she has gathered, which can also be found on our website at www.stratfordmarketsquare.ca. For example, in November 2011, she wrote about the RE/MAX Building at 88 Wellington Street:
Here’s the link:
Check out the recent exterior facelift of RE/MAX, smart investment in a downtown property.