This is the attitude holding us back from world class status. It should have been better, you jackass! Stop accepting mediocre design just because it's "an improvement"."I have to laugh when I hear people say they don't like it. You should have seen what the street looked like before."
Oh completely agreed. I was going to say the same thing.This is the attitude holding us back from world class status. It should have been better, you jackass! Stop accepting mediocre design just because it's "an improvement".
They only figured this out in 1996? Most of those businesses weren't a problem, the whole area was somewhat seedy and suspect.Back in 1996, Toronto politicians expropriated several business properties just north of Yonge and Dundas out of concerns the area was developing a bad reputation.
That slab costs $10-million a year to operate? I like this square but not for $10-million!As part of the same project, city council approved funding for construction of a public square beside PenEquity's development with fountains and a stage for outdoor concerts. Local taxpayers would pay the $10.3-million bill in annual operating costs.
Of course they didn't build MLGThe company had already built Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens and about 15 to 20 theatre sites in Canada for AMC.
The cinemas are above there, not parkingAs part of the exchange, PenEquity was given "air rights" above part of the Ryerson parking garage to build parking of its own.
It better be for $10-million a year"It's really having a great effect on the downtown. I mean, it's hard to come up with a superlative when Yonge-Dundas Square is a superlative in itself," he adds.
No, of course not. The writer doesn't know what he's talking about.Of course they didn't build MLG