I feel the same way. YDS pretty much sucks, yet sadly it's still better than what was there before. Toronto's "progression" is a truly maddening, passive-aggressive affair to witness.Yah.................but...........
I can't defend what the YDS site was before; most of the retail was in mediocre shape with buildings that were under-invested in, to put it charitably.
On the other hand, I often YDS kinda dead, and the space does very little for me, even in summer.
That's not a lament for what was, but for how much better the space could have been.
Much as with 10 Dundas East, across the road; the proposal was never as good as it could or should have been, and we got less than promised.
In that case would I trade it back for the big flea market?? Probably not.........but why isn't the answer definitely?