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LETTER: Paid parking in Midland bad for business

Free parking would allow local businesses to better compete with big-box stores, reader says
2022-05-17 typing pexels-donatello-trisolino-1375261
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MidlandToday welcomes letters to the editor at andrew@midlandtoday.ca. Please include your daytime phone number and address (for verification of authorship, not publication). This letter is in response to a story published July 14, entitled 'Townsfolk win as Midland parking soap opera takes dramatic turn.'

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C’mon, Midland: do the right thing! Ditch the pay-for-parking silliness now.

Consumers park for free in numerous lots at shopping malls across town, meaning it’s a liability to have a business downtown. Let’s help our shopkeepers, not hurt their chances to compete with “big box” retailers.

Muskoka got rid of paid parking some time ago and they’re flourishing.

Peter Jennings
Midland

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