Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Street furniture

Spacing has a feature on the new street furniture proposals before city council. Several companies have bids for the contract to supply the city with bus shelters, bike racks, newspaper boxes, waste bins, poster poles, benches, and even public washroom cubicles. The city has published renderings of the proposal, which are also online, courtesy of Joe Clark.

Astral Media, CBS Outdoor & Clear Channel are the companies on the shortlist.

Since all of the proposals involve advertisement in some way, I wonder what the public advertisement regulation compliance record of these companies are:
Seems like it isn't as simple as "which bench is prettiest."

Thanks to Keep fighting the good fight.



At 3/30/2007 8:51 a.m. , Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are forgetting all the positive things these companies do... provide millions of dollars worth of capital investment to the city that they can not afford... provide advertising for city promotions .... every company has some downside to them....

At 3/30/2007 9:00 a.m. , Blogger Andrae Griffith said...

I'm not saying that these companies are completely evil, but you wouldn't want your government doing business with Consolidated Slave Holdings, no matter how much money they put into the community. alleges that these companies are breaking the law, and they have given enough evidence to convince me. I just don't like it when people break the law.

I am not suggesting that advertising firms are dabbling in the slave trade.


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