are we gonna let an elevator bring us down?

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Although I agree with the real estate agent quoted in the July 20th edition of the Auroran that “Aurora is losing the entire demographics of 30 and 40 year olds because of the lack of affordable housing,”

I’m not so sure that elevators should be the preferred choice for seniors looking for accommodations.  Especially after reading Colin Perkel’s piece in th Toronto Star from July 21st that profiles Nancy Lean who is distrustful of elevators following a terrifying experience in 2014 in an elevator at the York Regional Police headquarters here in Aurora.

Seen as a no-brainer tool to provide accessibility the current state of elevator design and service appears to be the exact opposite.

Clr. Harold Kim seems correct in his assessment that “Adding elevators will certainly add to cost,” perhaps even more than developers and owner-operators are willing to admit.

Is it better that a building have an elevator so it can pass off as being accessible even if it doesn’t work?

We only have to look at the one organization here in town that is always going down for the answer to that question.

 

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