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Grand Touring Automobiles (777 Dundas St E, 4s, Plaston Architect)

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What does Tory have to do with it? Given the location, residential would probably have a somewhat difficult time selling here. Not that I love there being a showroom here, but the owner made the application they saw fit.
 

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Just so weird to have it just over the Don from the Mercedes showroom, and both beside a streetcar line. That's John Tory's Toronto, I guess...
I get what downlingm is saying. Car dealerships are not exactly the urban, pedestrian-oriented type of use one would hope to see developed on a streetcar line in the central city. That's completely fair. But I'm not bothered because I see this as an interim use. This site has been vacant for eons, most recently having been used as a construction staging area for the revitalization of Don Mount Court. This dealership is a huge step forward. At some point, it will be further intensified once there is the market for it. This area is still a bit sketchy, so I think a Grand Touring Automobiles dealership is a step in the right direction. Emphasis on the word "step".
 
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Dealerships downtown seem to be setting up more permanent shops around the DVP. The streetcar developments project will feature 2 different dealerships in its base.. Car dealerships have always been a part of eastern downtown, and will continue to be, so its best we try and find how to best integrate them into the area.
 

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I'd rather see the ravine banks restored. The Don mouth restoration will be nice and all, but it's unfortunate how the valley gets cut off south of Riverdale Park.