There's nothing wrong necessarily with "lame Euro/old lady" retailers, as long as they're situated accordingly and are able to serve their intended market. That won't be happening here either though.
Are you serious? Bloor Street is a great spot for retail.I cannnot believe the developer or any business believes a storefront on the side of Bloor will have sufficient parking or pedestrian walk-ins to maintain said business.
Is there going to be a central corridor inside serving the ground-level shops maybe?
Gap and Banana Republic aren't exactly "high end fashion". St Jamestown is ready for, dare I say, lame fashion. Bring on the Gap.I'm not so sure about that. I think they could survive here. This area has the ability to support way more retail than it currently has. I just don't see it being high end fashion retail.
Bloor Street is a long street. It's not unreasonable to assume retail will struggle here. It's not anywhere near established retail and a bit of a no mans lands. Has to be pretty damn convincing retail to get Rosedale folks walking east from Glen instead of west. There is an untapped market once the dead starting walking.Are you serious? Bloor Street is a great spot for retail.
An interior corridor for retail is what would be more likely to fail.