Today's Photo of the Day is a great shot of the Market Wharf Condos at 18 Lower Jarvis Street, by Forum member drum118. In the foreground we can see the St. Lawrence Market and St. Lawrence Hall at the corner of King and Jarvis.
The St. Lawrence neighbourhood lies mostly on reclaimed land, and was a former industrial area until the 1970s. At that time, the City of Toronto decided to revitalize the area by introducing Toronto's first example of mixed-income housing, a method that we can see in today's City-sponsored Regent Park redevelopment. The principle behind mixed-income housing is that having market-value and rent-geared-to-income (RGI) units in the same building or complex reduces the stigma of public housing, which has a positive effect on crime rates and marginalization of vulnerable communities. While Market Wharf is not a mixed-income development, it adds some welcome density to a former surface parking lot.