X Standing Tall:
The response to X2 seems incredible..lineups already . The fact that one can see the spectacular , almost completed (outside) X is a big draw to potential X2 buyers. And Charles Street East now with X, Casa and then X2 will as Androiduk stated , be a very interesting street. X is indeed standing very tall and spectacular.
...Now if only Toronto Hydro would fix up that soulless substation next door. All over the city, they put up buildings to blend into their surroundings. Here, it's just an bland grey wall, with a littered lawn frequented by dogs relieving themselves and one or two homeless campers. Despite a garbage can out front, the property's an eyesore. OK, maybe that's a bit harsh, but I wish they'd take better care off it. (The Gerstein property also looks neglected, with garbage frequently strewn about.)
No you are not being harsh. Absolutely correct in that they (hydro)should take better care of the property and keep it clean. And that includes the homeless "campers"...they leave garbage..they don't use the one trash bin that is there. I went by today and what did I see..2 old filthy sleeping bags and a soiled mattress right against the wall of the building, and garbage on the lawn..an eyesore definately. The building itself could be much nicer to look at agree , and the lawn area could be a really nice spot if tended to and made more appealing..a few benches/parkette..more of a spot passerby's would stop at.I think some of it has to do with that "rooming type house" next to the hydro station. But I daresay this may all take care of itself once X2 is up...lets see.
That property has been poorly maintained for years and in the winter it's a dumping site for snow. The front needs to be regraded, re-sodded and perhaps an attractive iron type fence put up around the property with locked, gated entrances where the driveways are.
Strangely enough another area that attracts a young, sketchy crowd is in front of the Post Office on Charles Street. I don't get that one.