I just don't really think many people are going to want to spend much time hanging out in a small space hemmed in by the car sewers that are Spadina and Adelaide. This is a common gripe I have with Parks/Planning -- they give little thought to park placement vis-a-vis horrible conditions in terms of vehicular noise and air pollution and pedestrian safety.
Placement of the park on corner of major streets was cited explicitly as a feature (not a bug) at the community consultation last night.
It was super-annoying to listen to the CreateTO and the developers make out that the park was a public benefit and the Developers gifting to the city. The park is being built on City land, and is compromised by the Green P parking being placed underneath (which was also portrayed as a feature rather than a bug). It will be in constant shade as the Developer wants the south part of the parcels for the building. No affordable housing to be included in the project. Crap design. Not sure why this project has the support of the Councillor's office...
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Wish I had a better shot but here's a higher angle of the demolition.
Not that I'm anti-development but as I saw this come down, I realized it would've been a decent location for a park, better than the one proposed at Spadina and Adelaide imo! Add a retail on the Eastern portion of the site to liven the space, add a patio to Khao San Road and it'd be a pretty neat little "square" surrounded on all sides by food/retail.