Comment 79533

By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted July 18, 2012 at 08:51:38 in reply to Comment 79509

It has been said before and bears repeating: Downtown lacks critical residential density of the demographic quality that makes a thriving core sustainable: Young professionals with disposable income and active social lives. There are good-paying jobs downtown but there are no residentail options that would coax those workers to stay downtown in sizable numbers, which plays a considerable role in perpetuating a downtown economy predicated on workday conveniences.

Beautiful. Thanks for this.

The portion of the downtown-core that interests me the most...essentially north of King, east of James, south of Wilson, west of Wellington...is more a key to change than the hot-and-swingin' James Street North enclaves. I believe that once we generate the re-imagining and re-development activity there, we're going to see a different landscape unfolding. One that will nudge us closer to correcting what you've pointed out.

Comment edited by mystoneycreek on 2012-07-18 08:53:01

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