Motordom Reigns Supreme in Ontario where a Pedestrian Crossing is a Courtesy

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Perth Ontario is located 83 kilometers from Ottawa and is an old town established after the War of 1812 in 1816. The Tay River runs through it, and it has a historical core of stone buildings and antique storefronts that are a visual delight to pedestrians. It is a perfect place to stroll and window shop, with many great restaurants and the wonder of the Gore Street Antique Market which is a huge store full of different antique vendors and some museum quality antiques. A hand painted scroll presented to one of Vancouver’s original steamship captains was found here and  is now heading to the Vancouver Maritime Museum.

With all of this interest, it made sense for the Town of Perth to make some pedestrian “courtesy” crossings for  visitors and others to cross the street. But “courtesy” takes on a whole new meaning here because in Ontario cars are not…

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