By extension, the Met would be considered "Upper West Side."If Fifth Avenue is strictly followed as the border between east and west sides in Manhattan, then the Upper West Side could claim Central Park all for itself.
Some parts of the east are still clearly rougher, Queen East for example.Meanwhile, our "west side" gets City Hall, U of T, ROM, AGO etc. But few people see these areas as "west side." The area from roughly Spadina to Jarvis is really kind of a zone that's neither east to west. What is notable though is that Spadina is further from Yonge than Jarvis is. Stuff that really isn't any further from the city center to the east feels more removed than areas to the west (i.e. Cabbagetown and Regent Park vs. Kensington and Queen West.)
For whatever reason, the area east of the CBD saw much more "urban renewal" in the postwar years than the area immediately west of it.
Well as a Ryerson student, I practically live on Yonge street, I am somewhere between College and Yonge pretty much every day. I can attest to Yonge street being perennially packed with pedestrians too.I was in the Yonge-Dundas area last night and I realized (thinking of this thread) how rarely I spend time on Yonge (I live between Spadina and Bathurst). Ran into a friend who lives in the Cabbagetown area. I suspect Yonge is much more of a destination for those living between Jarvis and the Don then it is for those between University and Bathurst.
No doubt. I didn't mean to imply Yonge was simply a "local" destination or had nothing go on. Just that I think those living near say Sherbourne are probably more reliant on Yonge as an entertainment compared to those near Spadina.Well as a Ryerson student, I practically live on Yonge street, I am somewhere between College and Yonge pretty much every day. I can attest to Yonge street being perennially packed with pedestrians too.
But it does serve a interesting question. Should Yonge Street be more of a destination in of itself?