The traffic is horn honking nightmare between those four buildings. People parking everywhere they are not allowed to, delivery trucks just stopped in the middle of everything, it's wild and loud. That's going to be the biggest issue for these buildings. That and the common element fees that mainly benefit the commercial spaces.
And.. First service.. can you pick a worse management company that's in the pocket of the builder?
I don't mind this one. Hopefully a decent eatery will occupy this space. I doubt Onni will make a mistake on the retail here - they've done an excellent job next door.
Overall, since I now work mostly remotely during the week (and can travel off peak into the city for meetings) I quite love living here. The outdoor recreational options are second to none, the park network is excellent, I enjoy leisurely bike rides through High Park with minimal effort.... overall I see the appeal and why so many young people are moving here giving the area such vitality. Summers here are glorious and the waterfront parks are crowded.
Winters are unfortunately where the neighbourhood fails, but I think I see critical mass required to attract even more retail and restaurants in the coming years. That and the impending First Capital redevelopment which promises nothing short of a town centre - and they're very eager to have a GO station and streetcar loop on their property. They see the value.
Mimico has also cleaned up nicely over the past few years. There are now excellent restaurants and cafes.
tends to happen when you introduce 20,000 middle class incomes. There were issues when the area first started to redevelop, because it simply did not have the "critical mass" of population. Now if does, and you see companies trying to cash in, like First Capital. I'm really interested in seeing what they come up with.