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I was not sure who Downes was. This from Joe Mihevc's Ward 10 newsletter:

Honouring the Downes Family with a new street in the Lower Yonge Precinct

It was my pleasure on Tuesday to host a street-naming ceremony recognizing the history and contribution of the Downes family to Toronto, alongside representatives from Menkes, the Ontario Black History Society, Dr. Sheldon Taylor, and many community members.
Our special guest in attendance at the ceremony, Arthur Downes, was born in Toronto in 1927 and is a retired Justice of the Peace with a vast history of being heavily involved with community development and sustainability. Mr. Downes is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Black History Society.
Toronto is one of the most diverse cities in the world but our commemorations do not fully reflect Toronto’s rich histories, culture, and diversity. It is important and necessary to keep working to ensure that our urban landscape reflects the diversity of residents and a more authentic account of Toronto’s history – especially the contributions of Indigenous Peoples, Black communities, and equity-deserving groups.
I am assuming that Downes Street is the new north-south street on the east side of this project though, labeled New Street, and not the east-west street as shown on this image?

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The east-west street is the extension of Harbour.

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I am assuming that Downes Street is the new north-south street on the east side of this project though, labeled New Street, and not the east-west street as shown on this image?

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The east-west street is the extension of Harbour.

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That would certainly make sense but ..... See: https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-226392.pdf This states:

"In conjunction with the Lower Yonge Precinct EA and the 55 Lake Shore Boulevard East subdivision plan (and 1 Yonge subdivision), two central intersections are to be created within the six proposed blocks of development. These intersections are located along the planned extension of Downes Street, at Freeland Street and Cooper Street. "

The link above also notes: "As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) will operate a transit service on Downes Street between Freeland Street and Cooper Street, this matter requires City Council approval."

It appears that Harbour Street will end at Yonge (?) which is NOT what the Lower Yonge Precinct Plan originally said but .....
 

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That would certainly make sense but ..... See: https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-226392.pdf This states:

"In conjunction with the Lower Yonge Precinct EA and the 55 Lake Shore Boulevard East subdivision plan (and 1 Yonge subdivision), two central intersections are to be created within the six proposed blocks of development. These intersections are located along the planned extension of Downes Street, at Freeland Street and Cooper Street. "

The link above also notes: "As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) will operate a transit service on Downes Street between Freeland Street and Cooper Street, this matter requires City Council approval."

It appears that Harbour Street will end at Yonge (?) which is NOT what the Lower Yonge Precinct Plan originally said but .....
Huh, thanks! Well, that allows them to avoid a renumbering on Harbour, or the addition of West or East to sections of Harbour I suppose. Okay!

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…and the official announcement:

10th Farm Boy location in Toronto opens Thursday, February 9th, 2023

Sugar Wharf location marks Farm Boy’s 47th location in Ontario

OTTAWA, ON (January 23, 2023)
– Ontario’s fastest-growing local, fresh-food retailer, Farm Boy, announced today it will be opening its 47th fresh market location on Thursday, February 9th, 2023 in downtown Toronto.

“We’re excited to welcome customers to our Sugar Wharf location to get a taste of the signature Farm Boy experience,” said Shawn Linton, Farm Boy President and General Manager. “We will continue to offer a wide range of freshly made grab-and-go options for customers looking for a quick and tasty breakfast, lunch, or dinner, as well as the freshest seasonal produce and highest quality meat options. Our team is focused on providing customers an exceptional in-store experience with outstanding service that is truly all about the food.”

Located on the second level of 100 Queens Quay East in the same building as the new LCBO, the 29,600-sq.-ft. location will employ 125 people in the community. True to the company’s roots, this store promises to deliver a unique shopping experience with culinary selections to suit everyone’s needs. Customers can choose options from a made-to-order burger station, fresh sushi, a juicery, as well as hundreds of Farm Boy private-label products and an abundance of fresh, locally sourced foods to meet their grocery list needs.

Farm Boy currently operates 46 locations in Ontario and is widely known for its local farm-fresh produce as well as butcher-quality meats, artisan cheese, fresh dairy, and extensive grab-and-go section.

Highlights – what’s in store at Farm Boy:

· Local farm-fresh produce with organic in-season products.

· Hundreds of Ontario-sourced dairy, meat, and grocery products.

· Hormone-free, organic beef, pork and chicken.

· 100% Canadian AAA beef, deeply marbled and aged a minimum of 14 days.

· Plenty of plant-based, vegan and vegetarian fresh foods.

· A burger station for outstanding eat on-the-go options.

· Full service hot, salad, and soup bars.

· Hundreds of popular Farm Boy private-label products throughout the store.

· A wide variety of local farmstead, international, and Canadian cheeses.

· A comfortable eating area with WiFi.

· Reusable bag options to accommodate customers’ shopping needs.
 

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the other farm boy location is so close by, the one near the beavertails. how will this one be any different?

i think the other former grocery store storefront at 88/100 harbour is still vacant
 

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