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    Toronto | Yonge Sheppard Centre Renovations and Expansion | 123m | 35s | RioCan | Quadrangle

    I think that was a misfire on the LCBO's part -- they bet on the wrong horse (for whatever reason -- maybe it made sense at the time) and now they are stuck in Emerald Park. Would have been great if they had set up shop in that large space across from the Longos at Sheppard Centre. Wouldn't...
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    Do you think Steeles, Finch, Sheppard, etc. will urbanize beyond Yonge?

    I guess I'm thinking more about future development and improvements. For example, it is easy to see why an area like Yonge and Sheppard would see an influx of new development and interest. Perhaps many people buying there wanted to be south of the 401, but prices pushed them further north...
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    Do you think Steeles, Finch, Sheppard, etc. will urbanize beyond Yonge?

    At one time (I'm told), the stretch of Yonge from Sheppard to Steeles was predominately suburban, with boring shopping plazas and seas of parking lots. There wasn't much of interest to coax urbanites to visit (or live) despite being along the subway line. Then came amalgamation and years of...
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    What happens when condo building is getting too old?

    Our building is around 40 years old, and we bought in anyway. Like idiots, lol. Yes, our fees are high, but are all-inclusive. We even have a full VIP cable package, which we could personally do without, but it's nice to have. As renters, we'd been in small, medium, and larger units, and spent...
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    North York City Centre (Yonge & Sheppard)

    Indigo...Tower Records. These were all long gone by the time I hit the scene. Aside from the Loblaws, this mall was always kind of slim pickings for interesting (or useful) retail. Now that Best Buy is gone, the only place I'll ever visit in here is the LCBO.
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    Toronto | Yonge Sheppard Centre Renovations and Expansion | 123m | 35s | RioCan | Quadrangle

    I was one of the biggest Whole Foods boosters when it first opened. But over the past several months, its lustre has dimmed for us. I've had a hard time getting things I've never had issues with getting before, and the general state of their meats and vegetables is not as great as it was when...
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    Toronto | Yonge Sheppard Centre Renovations and Expansion | 123m | 35s | RioCan | Quadrangle

    It would also be great if you could get into Blaze from the mall. Not sure about the other places, but I think both Five Guys and Blaze are only accessible from outside. I had high hopes for the reno and refresh of this mall, but it seems there is very little to draw people in, and even less to...
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    Toronto | Promenade Mall Revitalization | ?m | 35s | Liberty Development | WZMH

    Surprised that McDonald's has bailed -- people were often lined up for 30-45 mins due to their lack of adequate size/cash registers. If anything, I assumed they were going to expand into the previous Tims spot after they vacated for their new spot, due to the obvious customer demand. So that...
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    Fairview Mall - Revitalization + New Development (Cadillac Fairview, ?s, ?)

    I think there is some retail "parked" in that space right now. Looks like one of those generic dumping ground chains that offer low-quality clothing primarily marketed to teens. Unfortunately, they make you walk through it when you enter the mall from the subway.
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    Toronto | Emerald Park Condos | 129m | 40s | Bazis | Rosario Varacalli

    Love the store -- great selection and friendly staff. But see lots of people wondering how to get into EP from Yonge. And one or both escalators always seems to be down or switched off lately.
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    Westminster-Branson

    No, it's a real neighbourhood -- and I would be surprised if many (if any) tourists seek it out. :) https://www.toronto.com/community-static/4536998-westminster-branson/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster%E2%80%93Branson
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    Westminster-Branson

    This neighbourhood always ranks low in those Toronto Life articles, for whatever that is worth. I actually think it was once ranked dead last. When we mentioned that we were eyeballing a few of the condo buildings in the Antibes/Torresdale area, we got a look like..."ugh." This area...
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    Landlord or tenant? Who pays for this type of maintenance/repair?

    Correct, these were custom treatments that were part of the unit when we leased, but installed by a previous owner/occupant. Thanks -- when I last spoke to the owner to tell him that I wasn't able to do the re-installation, he said I could call whoever I wanted to help, but that he wasn't...
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    Landlord or tenant? Who pays for this type of maintenance/repair?

    Too late. :) The owner is very old, and recently experienced a significant health setback. He has treated us well up to this point, so I had no problem taking them down for a couple of reasons -- it was easy enough to do, and I didn't want the contractors to be delayed when they came to do...
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    Landlord or tenant? Who pays for this type of maintenance/repair?

    The LTB lines are really busy right now, so thought I'd see if there was any info I could gather here. The condo we are leasing has window treatments that were installed by a previous owner/occupant. As such, they were in place long before we ever took possession of the unit. Due to some...

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