Sunday, November 1, 2009

Day 304: Building...

Day 304: Building..., originally uploaded by susanvg.

A bus station is being built in Casselman on the outskirts of town. I find it interesting to see how the town is changing. The main street looks quite depressed, with a number of stores closed. The centre of activity seems to be moving to the outskirts with two large chain hardware stores, a big pharmacy and a large supermarket. There is talk of building a Walmart which will finish off what is left of the local stores.

Part of Casselman is simply a bedroom community for Ottawa and as such, residents seem to want the suburban life with big box stores rather than the rural life of a small town. I wonder if it is possible to have both.

1 comment:

  1. I live in a small town and ordinances prohibit box stores because the whole town is a National Historic District. However, when you need office supplies, hardware, or even gifts, you usually need to take a fairly long drive to shop!