If we want a park built across from the St. Lawrence Basilica, then let's demand that a park be built across from the Basilica. We own the land and can supposedly tell our elected officials what we want them to do on our behalf.
But let's also step up to plate and pay for it. Why do we constantly expect others to come up with the cash? And I for one don't want to wait around for half-baked promises from the Catholic Church to be fulfilled. (Why anyone trusts that institution on any level is just beyond me.) I also think it's kind of funny how all of a sudden they are very interested in that property. It was OK for years just sitting there being a hideous eyesore. Now millions of dollars miraculously rain down from heaven. Just sayin'.
— Matthew Clark