Would specific beautified pedestrian connections at Trinity and Cherry make up for the pedestrian experience with a boulevard?I can't make up mind in that regards. A sprawling boulevard is more visually appealing however, it doesn't improve on the pedestrian experience. In fact, it may be worse.
Probably not a good sign for the prospect of a Toronto Amazon HQ2
I agree, if anything its good for Toronto's chance to land HQ2I actually think that makes it a better case for Toronto since they are willing to employ that many more in Canada. Also, Vancouver isn't in the running so my personal opinion is that these jobs wouldn't be located in the HQ buildings anyway. (New or Old).
Just my thoughts.