Along with Rick Salutin's work, I enjoy reading Mallick's quirky, humorous stream-of-consciousness editorials more than those of any other Star writer, but I wouldn't put much stock into her opinion here, in terms of being a credible harbinger of doom or anything. It seems to me she's in part expressing a basic anti-highrise outlook. She is generally a Negative Nelly, which is partly why I like her. The Star should bring back Christopher Hume to comment on architectural matters, but I suspect he was cut for financial reasons. The Star used to have a thorough condo-building sales-and-construction roundup in the Saturday paper. Pity it exists no longer. Now the Saturday Real Estate section is devoted almost exclusively to single detached houses, which is a rather bizarre direction to take considering Toronto's ongoing condo boom. Likewise, the writers for the Wheels section are dinosaurs who try to ignore the deluge of EVs and sales thereof.Great article on the area. Doomed!
With the impending closure of the Bay, the intersection is not as Yonge as it once was. Is it the pandemic, or will this be permanent?www.thestar.com