When is the downtown community going to CLEAN UP their buildings? It is becoming out of control. There is green/brown/black mould everywhere, moss all over the place, paint peeling off, rust, vegetation growing all over the place…it has become a MASSIVE embarrassment for this city…and its time for council to do something about it.
I understand its hard-times for the downtown business community, but enough is enough…its time for some of them to get off their butts and CLEAN! In many cases a hose, a brush and some soap is all that is needed.
Show some respect for your businesses and your fellow citizens.
The worst offenders are on 3rd Avenue: Cooks Jewellers, CIBC, City Furniture (Warehouse Building), Nisga’a Hall, JavaDotCup, Overwaitea Foods, DC Computer Repairs, New Moon, old Totem Bingo Hall (the absolute WORST offender)…the list goes ON AND ON.
Raffles Inn on 2nd Avenue West side, with the brown sludge all over their siding (what a nice thing for people coming in from the Airport to see).
I feel bad for the businesses that have kept their exterior at least half way decent. They are fighting a losing battle.
The city really needs to enact a bylaw to FINE these businesses for not keeping their buildings at the very least CLEAN.
These fines should then be used to beautify the downtown core.