Comment 36050

By jason (registered) | Posted December 07, 2009 at 00:15:56

I don't want to sound like a naysayer because I've been really supportive of this project and the York streetscape, BUT I am a little worried that if they don't open up the market to the street and actually have some stalls or cafes out there that we might end up with a nice glass box on a completely dead street.

I wish they'd have gotten rid of the ramp in the market on the north wall and instead made 2 floors with one being streetlevel and opening up via the glass wall.

Unless I'm missing something in the drawings, it seems to me that a long glassed in hallway will separate the market from the street.
Stalls, vendors, buskers and cafe patios would help animate the street, so hopefully that will happen.

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