Shoppers is replacing Hard Rock Cafe at Yonge/Dundas
Why is there always drama at the Eaton Centre?
They should ban this BS in the city.
This is why in another UT thread I stated I have abandoned Yonge Street for Bay Street. Bay Street is much more pleasing to walk along.Went for a walk, 7am this Labour Day morning from Cabbagetown, along Gerrard to Fran’s for breakfast, and then walked down Yonge to Dundas. All I can say is the morning silence and calm made me notice just how filthy and neglected our downtown is. Litter everywhere, gum all over the sidewalks, city garbage bins dug through and their contents over the sidewalk, badly cracked and broken road surfaces (Gerrard and Yonge looks especially smashed up), and vagrants sleeping everywhere and drugged out beggars and the insane wandering about like some sort of dystopian zombie flick. As I walked down Yonge four police cars raced up behind me and six cops beat down some crazed guy, hog tied his feet and threw in the backseat and drove off, leaving a half dozen other crazies to gesticulate and mumble.
I don’t know, maybe it’s because I’ve just returned from Singapore, but the filth, disrepair and neglect of Yonge St. south of Bloor and its surrender to the underclass really bothers me. I would gladly pay a downtown improvement levy to address these issues, and to make downtown east an attractive place to live and walk.