Don’t roof the stadium: Les Amis

Supporters of Jarry Park hope to stop a plan to put a roof on the park’s tennis stadium, which would make the park little more than a front lawn for a venue. Michel Lafleur, who heads Les Amis du Parc Jarry, says “We believe that the development of event facilities in a public park owned by taxpayers is a quality of life issue” and he’s right. There’s a petition against it.

I can’t even pretend to be objective on this. That park is of inestimable value to both the Park Ex and Villeray sides of the track, where people mostly don’t have back yards of their own. The city shouldn’t be shilling out the park more than it already is.