Don't forget the distillery district, future First Parliament site, and a series of new parks, but I agree, the city still needs to invest in something else remarkable down there. Again, converting the LCBO HQ's into Toronto's answer to the Tate Modern is a remarkable opportunity. A city this size ought to have at least a second significant gallery, with a different focus than the AGO.
Of course, the proceeds of the sale of the property will be used to help balance one year's budget instead.
Last edited by neubilder; 2012-Feb-26 at 10:34.
I am giving it a chance but I just don't see anybody in city council talking about making the area tourism friendly or bringing new attractions to the waterfront. (besides the Ford's stupidity) I wish we had some councillors talking about new ideas on the waterfront and how we can make it unique or special.
Last edited by Torontovibe; 2012-Feb-26 at 13:43.
I am not sure why one wants (or needs) to make everything a 'tourist attraction" (though I admit we do need some more tourist attractions); Canoe Landing park was, I think, primarily aimed at providing open space for the thousands who live in City Place just as the park in the West Don lands is primarily to serve people who will live there. Tourists will sometimes go to both of them, just as they now go to David Crombie Park on The Esplanade but none are ever going to be tourist destinations. Undoubtedly (more) tourists, and many residents, go to Sugar Beach and Sherbourne Common and I am sure when the pedestrian links along Queens Quay are improved we will see more tourists walking to both these new parks from Harbourfront - which IS a tourist attraction.
Would a tourist from New York, Paris, or Rome, really even care about any of these parks
I don't think Toronto will ever be a great 'typical' tourist city ...
What do you want exactly ? Museum / Art Museum / Theater / ... ?
If I had a penny for every time someone asked me why I was looking up…
Distillery District is already a major tourist attraction.
And I'm sure they would adjust their expectations once they realize Toronto is a functional commerce-oriented city. (Not all cities will be major tourist destinations.)
Last edited by Automation Gallery; 2012-Feb-27 at 11:27.