I've always wondered how the growth in the yonge and eglinton area has been guided.
If you look at this image below you'll see that there has been absolutely no development south of Soudan Ave to Millwood Rd (Bordered by Yonge to the west and Mt. Pleasant to the east).
What's the reason for this? Given the fact that growth north of Eglinton as far north as Keewatin Ave has been relatively unrestricted.
You mean as a name for the neighbourhood? As ehlow pointed out above, you can't force a nickname on an area unless you're Drake.
Here's a snapshot of the Yonge & Eglinton area that I just took:
The empty lot to the lower right is where Burger King used to be. The empty lot on Yonge St is where the What A Bagel was.
You can also see the construction going on at the Yonge Eglinton Centre. Lots of construction going on in this area right now. It will get even more intense when they start working on the LRT coming through here.
really? Isn't the name "southcore" kind of forced?
When the media starts to use it, people gradually get use to it. Better than saying "Yonge and Eglinton" IMO, which always reminds people of a specific intersection that the identity of a nabe. Only neighbourhoods that are not neighbourhoods are named like that (which is probably true for Y&E).