After decades of yanking on pant legs and pleading with grownups to look at his drawing, a man finally has their attention.
Several downtown residents and business owners attended an information session Monday night where plans were unveiled by a developer who recently acquired the Bayside Centre and five surrounding properties.
“It’s really cool, I think they think it’s cool too, because climbing into a tree house and going inside where you putted all your stuff is cool,” said Gordon Laschinger of Wilsondale Assets Management.
The drawing took two entire recesses at school, explained Laschinger.
“Before nobody would look when I showed it to them, but now that we bought half of downtown with some of our own money, all the adults near by have to look at my picture of it and it’s really fun.”
Laschinger is confident in the plans, but remains open to feedback.
“Some of the big people didn’t like all my ideas but we made it better for them and they might like it now,” he said.