BalfourWhile I’m handing out props to downtown property owners, I’d like to thank the condo owners at The Balfour on 23-block Victoria Ave. for the effort they’ve put into their front courtyard. It’s probably not visible to people driving by, but for pedestrians on the sidewalk it’s a nice treat.

On a related note, as had been observed in Steve’s recent series of Foliage Reports, some trees seem to be doing better than others on the F. W. Hill Mall. The city needs to do a bit of a rethink on its mall tree strategy I think as some trees like the poor bugger pictured after the jump don’t have a hope in hell of growing when they’re pretty much blocked from receiving direct sunlight.