Toronto’s current city council has often been criticized for having a problem with priorities: Plastic-bag bans, say, are seemingly more important than transit building. A council meeting is set up so that everyone gets to have their chance to ask questions about or speak on whatever issue is on the table. Sometimes, however, too much discussion is counterproductive—like on April 3, when it took well over two hours to talk about the future of a snack stand. The issue: Approving Hero Burger’s winning proposal to occupy the 152-square-foot space at Nathan Phillips Square for five years. Some councillors wanted to reject the Hero Burger bid and re-issue a request for proposals in order to get something more inspiring than hamburgers. Here’s how the debate went down.
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