Not sure whether this point has been made already: if you move an event out of downtown to a more peripheral location, assuming attendance doesn't plummet, more traffic will be created because fewer people will be able to access it by non-car means.
^ That's interesting. How much bearing do you think that has on the overall quality & durability of non-structural elements of the building? It seems to me it might not, in itself, have much of an impact on overall quality when not under bombardment.
Laugh as you will about the silly subway plan but, like everything else that comes from Ford, this is BREAKING NEWS at the top of all media. Not surprising he still has so much support given how much attention he gets.
All the more reason to check them out!
CTB is a bit of a hole-in-the-wall but has great northern Chinese dishes. Try the dan dan noodles. Also great dumplings. On Dundas west of Spadina.
Mother's is easily among the best places in Toronto for dumplings. On Spadina south of College.