Try Owl of Minerva on west side of Yonge south of Church-Churchhill,..... Their pork bone soup hits the spot on a chilly day,....they are very popular,... Less ethnic and get lots of non-Korean customers,...
Yeah, its definilty not. This area has nothing on Yonge and Eglinton either. One is an established neighbourhood with some beautiful housing stock from multiple interesting eras, has some beautiful residential streets with ravine areas especially around Lytton Park, much better retail both in terms of standard retail and restaurants. The parks are nicer and more diverse in nature with gardens and Sherwood is a gem.
The area is very walkable and bikeable compared to NYCC.
There is no highway dividing it from the rest of the city.
The one positive I will say is I really like the library at NYCC in city hall, as well as the square is great there, both were done well...
- now talking about bike lanes on Doris & Becroff
Depends on perspective. I see the highway as an artery that connects us to almost everywhere else in the GTA within 20 mins or less.
The Library is HUGE for me. I like having a 6-floor central library within easy walking distance. The Square in winter, with the skaters and the trees lit up, looks really nice and serene during winter walks. Also, the Cineplex and Loblaws at Empress are much more important to me than boutique retail or sushi, but I get your point. We still have a long way to go, agreed, but I do think there are strides being made forward. Many areas around the city that were traditionally rundown or less appealing are picking up, and I think NYC is one to keep an eye on.