Mimi Bernardo

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Supported a comment by D. Bowes on Engage East Harbour 1 month, 3 weeks ago
D. Bowes
I offer three real-world examples of what draws our family to a destination neighbourhood, for East Harbour to copy or surpass (using nearby Corktown for this example):
1. An Indoor Attraction (the Cherry St. YMCA, with great family programming, draws us in one day a week, every single week);
2. An Outdoor Attraction (Corktown Common quickly became the trendy location for local Birthday Parties, and a regular waypoint on our family cycling route through Cherry Beach and the Leslie Spit);
3. Food (we always stop at the little restaurant area in the Canary District after our trip to the YMCA or Corktown Common).
Supported a comment by David V on Engage East Harbour 1 month, 3 weeks ago
David V
While I agree, a grocery store is not going to 'inject life' into this future world-class development. It will certainly be convenient and important, but it is galleries, venues, museums or lake cultural anchors, sports, shopping, bars etc that will inject life here. These social anchors will draw a crows past 5pm and inject more of a work/live balance in toronto
Supported a comment by Oliver Turner on Engage East Harbour 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Oliver Turner
Parks, restaurants, cafes and a grocery store will all attract people to the area and inject life and local energy into the new development. Do not repeat city place, where uninteresting, chain stores and fast food did not create a culture people wanted to stay in (initially they all headed north to Queen/King).
Supported a comment by Claire McLeod on Engage East Harbour 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Claire McLeod
A mix of small locally owned businesses are key!
Commented on Engage East Harbour 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Commented on Engage East Harbour 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Perhaps less "office" space as the pandemic has highlighted that office space is really no longer as necessary as pre-pandemic times. Perhaps more retail, Community recreation (i.e. YMCA), affordable housing, a Museum focused on Toronto artifacts, another film studio, off leash dog park, Art studios/galleries, cafes, restaurants, etc