Comment 76520

By -Hammer- (registered) | Posted May 06, 2012 at 13:05:43

I for one welcome this new development. He reached a compromise with the city (which frankly in my view, saving the sculptures and donating them to the city would have been just as valid a compromise, but that's another matter for another day) to keep part of the old building and build over one of the many excessive parking lots in the core. He's adding density and I for one would love to see the LCBO in Jackson Square move to a much larger location so it would actually have space for craft beer offerings (although not to say there isn't plenty of room in Jackson Square the LCBO could move to, but that's also something for another day).

I also heartily support converting parking lots into Parking Plazas. They tend to be more secure, they are much more attractive then decaying tarmac and hopefully will encourage greater competition and force other lots to consider getting out of the business and opening selling their land for development. I only wish that he was also taking out that ugly, miniature car dealership/detailing/repair/thing on King and Caroline bound by the chain link fence. Every time I look at that place, I think sketchy, which I know isn't the case, but it's just how I feel.

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