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To be honest it all went downhill not long after the shooting. The closures of Cafe Frappe, the Greek nightclub (Fantasia) and Logo Bar in 2019 was the beginning of the end as those 3 places would bring a lot of the young Greek crowd to Danforth/Logan. Then Covid accelarated everything. The 2 Asterias are gone, Hunters is gone and another gyro joint closed cant remember the name. When did Atlantis close? That must be recent.

The Greek scene is gradually shifting to the Pape area now. Real shame i remember even 10 years ago going back to 2014 the Danforth was still a visually impressive Greektown.

According to Google, Atlantis is permanently closed. I forgot about Hunters! Also a victim of the Ontario Line construction. It was one of the last places where you could get a cheap breakfast on the Danforth. Another greasy spoon, Motorama at Jones, also closed around 2021.
 
According to Google, Atlantis is permanently closed. I forgot about Hunters! Also a victim of the Ontario Line construction. It was one of the last places where you could get a cheap breakfast on the Danforth. Another greasy spoon, Motorama at Jones, also closed around 2021.

Might have to do a drive by but at a guess i'd say maybe a dozen Greek food places remain on the strip now. Half of which are at Danforth/logan. I honestly cant remember the last time i knew of a Greek restaurant opening there, certainly nothing in the last 5 years.

Pape now has a better mix of Greek food and casual Greek cafes and since most Greeks live north of the Danforth its easy to see why its taken over.
 
I saw that 2 Matilda Street (Merchants of Green Coffee, Jam Factory) is boarded up. I looked on the city website but no applications. Anyone know what is going on?

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I saw that 2 Matilda Street (Merchants of Green Coffee, Jam Factory) is boarded up. I looked on the city website but no applications. Anyone know what is going on?

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The building went into receivership at one point, it was subsequently sold; and all the tenants were booted back in 2021 as I recall.

I haven't heard anything since; did the space re-open at all in the interim?

No building permits for it.
 
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Riverdale Park to possibly be renamed after Gord Downie.


I have nothing against Mr. Downe, but I'm not sure that this is a good use of money/time.

He really isn't connected to Riverdale Park in a meaningful way. It existed long before he was born, he was not a major donor/funder or contributor to the space.

Despite his moderate fame today, in Canada.........I expect his name will also largely be unrecognizable to most in a generation as 'The Hip' become grandpa's music.

Renaming a park, means changing several signs, that are about $2,500 a pop, plus lots of smaller stuff (website updates, Parks Maps).

I would also express concern for Mr. Downe's friends, that once you slap someone's name on a space, you can expect someone else will spend too much time looking for a reason to take their name off it.

I don't know if there's any money of significance remaining in Gord's estate, but maybe finding a project to improve the park and donating 50k+ towards it would be a better choice. That contribution could then be recognized with a plaque next to the pool/playground/tennis courts etc.
 

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