Actually yes. I know absolutely nothing about this form of entertainment but what I do know is that they are starved of good venue spaces, are rapidly growing in popularity, and there is a lot of money involved.Maybe for an esports team?
It is a relatively rare combination that includes Boston, Philadelphia and Moscow, and one day to be joined by NYC's Brooklyn–Queens Connector. This reminded me of Hong Kong, where each time I've gone I've taken the subway to one end and the double decker streetcars back to my hotel. Of course I'm not going back to Hong Kong anytime soon.Toronto has both an extensive streetcar system and an extensive subway system. Not many cities in the world have both extensive streetcar systems and extensive subway systems.
It's a dump now. I've given up parking in the Green P lot there because everytime I use the stairs they smell like piss, and when you exit there's rubbish, mentally ill folks muttering to themselves, beggars, and addicts laying about thanks to the safe injection site. Can you imagine putting a safe injection site in NY's Times Square or London's Trafalgar Square? In Toronto we abandon so many public spaces to the sh#tty side of society, as if we're embarrassed to have have good things.In 5-10 years Dundas Square will look like a total dump and will have to be revitalized again.
As a Torontonian for the last 20 years I agree that there is, on the surface, a lack of tourist attractions here BUT we still attract LOTS of tourists so are clearly appealing to many. The most recent figures I can quickly find are:Having lived around the corner from both Trafalgar Square and Times Square, I can assure you that there are no fewer of the people you describe in those places than in Dundas Square.
Toronto gets lots wrong, to be sure, but I just find this brand of Toronto bashing so thoroughly boring and frustrating in its complete lack of perspective.
As a Torontonian for the last 20 years I agree that there is, on the surface, a lack of tourist attractions here BUT we still attract LOTS of tourists so are clearly appealing to many. The most recent figures I can quickly find are:
Toronto welcomed a record 43 million visitors in 2017
Toronto says visitors to the city last year spent close to $9B
Desmond Brown · Posted: Jan 24, 2018 12:33 PM ET | Last Updated: January 24, 2018
A public square need not smell of urine and be frequented by addicts, beggars and the insane. It‘s a shame you find the recognition of this frustrating and boring, but if we don’t identify the issue we can’t address it.I find this brand of Toronto bashing so thoroughly boring and frustrating...
A public square need not smell of urine and be frequented by addicts, beggars and the insane. It‘s a shame you find the recognition of this frustrating and boring, but if we don’t identify the issue we can’t address it.
Yeah.....I don't know about you guys but every train station I've visited in Europe is.....um....hilarious, if you know what I mean.I’m not denying the existence of it, I’m refuting the assertion that it’s a uniquely Toronto problem.
Has Rogers Centre now largely abandoned any hope of being used for anything except baseball? From what I can see, there is presently a grand total of one non-baseball event scheduled there, a concert in August 2020.It is very difficult to fill a space of that size with acts - and the ones that could aim for even larger crowds that ACC or Rogers (or even Budweiser) can handle.