A friend of mine started working in Mirvish Village recently and although I admit I don't go often, he was surprised to find so many people tell him they never heard of Mirvish Village. It seems everyone knows Honest Eds but just one block west no one sees the Village. It is a shame that David Mirvish doesn't do anything to improve this famous block his father made famous. The houses are in disrepair, there are hardly any areas to sit outside (besides patios), the landscaping could use some major help. I understand his rents are less than other areas downtown and he rents studios to artist but this area could really be a thriving little enclave in the annex. Beside college students and neighbors, not many people venture there to see the unique little shops and art galleries, some that barely survive from the lack of pedestrian traffic. Only the restaurants seem to have consistent customers thanks to the patios. Would it be great if David Mirvish held some sort of design competition to redesign this area and make it more of a destination to honor the legacy his father left. A car free zone with lots of benches and trees, more cafes and lots of people enjoying a summer afternoon in Toronto. If only?