Sunday, June 27, 2010

Missed Opportunity for Canada :: Hosting the G8/G20 at the Cold War Diefenbunker


image:: The Diefenbunker, Carp, Ontario, Amy Allcock, flickr

All of this talk of the fallout from the G20 summit here in Toronto, how it's a "changed" city because of the "violence", who will be paying for the damage which isn't covered by many insurance policies, and the $1.2B pricetag for security and staffing for the G8/G20 extravaganza.

My solution...it should have all gone down at The Diefenbunker in Carp outside of Ottawa. Here's an interview of a curator from 2007 explaining a bit of background on the Diefenbunker::



It could have housed everyone and even if protesters destroyed all of Carp, Ontario, how much total damage could it be?


Not to knock Carp, but it's a matter of scale and density. Anyway, I think a huge opportunity was missed here. 



Plus, the world leaders could have had fresh beavertails from Ottawa and had PizzaPizza from Stittsville, just 9km away. Something tells me this plan, even with pizzas with the works, would have been far less than $1.2B.

Song:: Donald Fagen-'New Frontier'

Twitterversion:: [blog] Huge missed opp. for Canada. G8/G20 should have been held at the Diefenbunker at a fraction of the $2.1B pricetag. @Prof_K

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