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1 block I hoped no tourist would have to experience now gone, another 10,000+ blocks to go.
 

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Ok I didn’t love the block either but have been enjoying it more the last couple of years.
But 10,000 more blocks? That’s a bit too much of an exaggeration.
 

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1 block I hoped no tourist would have to experience now gone, another 10,000+ blocks to go.
This city is the poorer for not having Tacos 101 here. Good luck to us getting as good a spot that feels half as authentic in what will be built here. You can plan tear-downs of every block citing some clueless tourist you want to impress, but I want a city that has some character left in it when your bulldozery is complete.

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This city is the poorer for not having Tacos 101 here. Good luck to us getting as good a spot that feels half as authentic in what will be built here. You can plan tear-downs of every block citing some clueless tourist you want to impress, but I want a city that has some character left in it when your bulldozery is complete.

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The affection many Torontonians have for hideous ramshackle blight in the name of 'character' is astonishing. You may have an affinity for it but it's a huge stretch to expect others to. I want better architecture just like the next person but I'm not going to defend the indefensible.

Regarding visitors to our city, I have zero interest in impressing tourists. They may be strangers but I'd still like to spare them the misfortune of stumbling upon that horror show of a block.
 
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There's still something to be said about the ramshackle, torched block. It has character from the many years of owners carving out their own businesses. What's replacing it all is a large, bland podium with the character of Bay Street.
You have to admit those buildings are ridiculously small for modern-day downtown Toronto though, especially so close to Yonge and Dundas..
 

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