Comment 89252

By jason (registered) | Posted June 02, 2013 at 08:49:52 in reply to Comment 89249

Barton Street has always been 2 way and has been hit incredibly hard. King is one way and is starting to make a strong comeback, things are really starting to change.

We all know why Barton was hit hard. Imagine how much worse it would have been had it been turned into a 4-lane, one-way expressway. King is making a strong comeback?? Are you living in Toronto now?

Take a 'virtual stroll'. If this is a 'strong comeback' I'd hate to see what depressed and struggling looks like.

http://goo.gl/maps/noX6f

And since you probably won't take the virtual stroll all the way to the end, yet will attempt to accuse me of comparing central Ham neighbourhoods with Westdale, here's the last one-way portion IN Westdale:

http://goo.gl/maps/Poe87

And one block away:

http://goo.gl/maps/MHdb6

We don't need Westdale to prove this phenomenon of booming streets and dead streets in the identical neighbourhood:

Locke S vs. Main W/King W James Street vs. Main/King/Cannon Hess vs. Main W

etc....

Fast freeway style streets are dead, while safe, mixed-use streets are doing very well at attracting and retaining business.

And for the 87th time that you've mentioned John St - check out all the new businesses that have opened on John between King William and Young since conversion.

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