Comment 33406

By Michelle Martin (registered) - website | Posted September 12, 2009 at 17:03:49

"Would there be a theatre district on King St. West in Toronto if Ed Mirvish had not begun with the equivalent of a dollar store at Bathurst and College, where he used his showmanship to makee shopping there seem like fun? Would The Royal Alex have been revivied if he hadn't initially opened relatively cheap restaurants nearby to put the expand the theatre-going experience within the reach of lower-middle income people? Would the artsy redevelopment of Mirvish Village exist without Honest Eds on the corner? " (Schoobabe)

Any of these kinds of things would be a welcome step in the right direction. Get the downtown more fixed-up and attractive first, before you expect people who have few housing options and few resources to live there.

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