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    TCHC is among the worst landlords in downtown east for slums and rooming houses. Move these folks into better housing in the revitalized Regent Park and then sell off this block to private developers.
     
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    On another note, St. Peter's Anglican Church on Carlton St. http://stpetercarlton.ca/ is closing; a victim of a declining congregation and diocesan neglect resulting in a multimillion dollar repair bill for those left.

    http://cabbagetownreview.blogspot.ca/
    http://thebulletin.ca/death-of-an-historic-toronto-anglican-church/

    If a wealthy tenant, new owner or diocean-led rebuild is not found, this church will collapse into its termite-damaged foundation.

    Sale is tricky because it's historically designated both inside and out, blocking your typical condo or rec. centre conversion. Not that I'd want that fate for this fine old church.
     
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    Kind of a funny summary - thanks for posting! 2 of the 4 coffee shops mentioned in the article are closed, 1 is known throughout the city, and 1 is odd. And they forgot the 'hood's #2 option, the Scullery.

    Epicure is open again, rejoice!
     
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    St. Peter's has now amalgamated with St. Simon's at Bloor and Parliament. I've attended the Christmas services this month and I have to say the choir is amazing, and the new minister is very progressive and welcoming, I may become a regular. https://www.facebook.com/stpeterstsimons/

    As for the old St. Peter's site, it has been leased to Dixon Hall next door, including both the church, hall and rectory house. Apparently they'll be renovating or fixing up the buildings and site. My hope is that one day the Anglican Diocese can re-open it as a church, but it's nice that the historic site is being preserved.
     
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    1) Glad to hear St Simons is progressive - one of the best things about the CofE it that it's "big tent".
    2) What is the demographic & size of each congregation? Is there enough "demand" to have 2 CofE churches serving St Jamestown, plus...
    3) ...the other Anglican church that comes to mind is Little Trinity, which also has a new young-ish and progressive-ish minister, and a congregation that has grown quite a lot over the past 2-3 years. It's a pleasant walk through Regent Park to Corktown. Not only it its communion ritual the highest I've ever seen, its lovely annex won a UT-approved Heritage Toronto award: https://www.canadianarchitect.com/architecture/heritage-toronto-award-winners-announced/1003729504/
     
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    What do we consider Cabbagetown's most improved corners? My pick, Winchester and Parliament. Back in the 1990s when I moved to CT, you have the Winchester Hotel and that nasty Coffee Time, neither did nothing but attract the dregs of society, with that corner much improved since Rexall took over the space.
     
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    Hard to dispute that one (though I don't go back quite that far). Though the Tim Hortons / Pot Shop combo on the SE corner of Winchester/Parliament is still not great.

    A number of the City-owned rooming houses on Winchester between Ontario and Parliament are due to be refurbished and turned into program houses, which might improve the street life around that corner.

    I would love for the Esso station to be redeveloped at some point. Big opportunity, big lot.
     
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    Agreed. I could imagine a new, higher end LCBO with low rise residential above, knocking down the ugly beer store and LCBO on Parliament St.

    I'd still love to see a Book City on Parliament. But I've been asking for that since 2008...

    http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/search...+23+40+41+10+26+11+29+6983+16+17+28+37+253+18

     
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    I wonder how much more retail Cabbagetown needs - the resident population is static, and there are a number of vacancies on Parliament and Carlton (though I understand this is partly driven by landlord behavior).

    I'd suggest putting a 5 storey condo on the Esso lands, so the Cabbagetown business will benefit from dozens of potential new customers. There have been a few residential infill projects - 1) north of Rexall on Parliament, and 2) Parliament/Abredeen come to mind. What was there before?
     
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    Once Regent Park's north-east corner is completed (over 30 storey tower IIRC), all of it market value, they'll be lots of monied people aboot.
     
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    If only. Any new, sizable LCBO would follow the same design as they do in the burbs, quick disposable warehouse build, with tall ceilings, and no second floor (see: New Shoppers on Danforth just east of Broadview)
     
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    Or for that matter, see: New LCBO on Danforth just east of Broadview.
     
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    I know it was likely forced into this via a heritage preservation requirement, but wouldn't something like these two below look great on Parliament's Esso site, or even where the LCBO is now on Parliament.

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