It amazes me that a hotel as run down and sleazy looking as the Dundas Hotel can exist so close to our busiest tourist area. I know Dundas East is a crappy area but it is such a prime area, close to everything. I would have thought this area would have been redeveloped 20 years ago. Developers need to look closely at this area because the area, right to Jarvis, is just ripe for a complete redevelopment of the whole district, from Queen to Carlton.
^^ It would appear that developers *are* looking closely at this area, no?
I don't know, look at all the empty lots and under-developed buildings along Dundas Street East. The south west corner of Dundas/Church (Pizza, Pizza) has a large parking lot that just seems to sit there, undeveloped. That's just a waste of valuable space. Are there any plans to develop that large parking lot, which is just a short walk to Yonge? Have developers bought that land? I haven't heard anything about that.
I'd like to see retail or entertainment uses spread eastward from Yonge Street, along with the residential. A fully developed downtown can't be just a retail strip up Yonge Street. It should flow in all direction from the centre. (Yonge & Dundas) I'd like to see Dundas, Church and Jarvis become more than just condos with nail salons and banks. We need some major shopping and entertainment options on the east side too.
How unfortunate that it's Pemberton that bought it. However, I am excited that this corner will finally be redeveloped! The only part that makes me sad is that one of my favourite restaurants is there. Sabai Sabai.
This is the southeast corner...I think I know the corner your are talking about with that monstrous parking lot but I thought that land was owned by Ryerson? I had always assumed that's why it was never developed because it's as prime a location as you can get.