The revised proposal maintains the proposed strategic mix of high quality retail. Fine grained main street retail is proposed along Bloor and Bathurst, responding to the area’s existing character and repairing it where it was interrupted by Honest Ed’s.
The Mirvish Village Market continues to act as a focal point for the site, offering vibrant community-oriented retail that draws people into the site. Restaurants, cafes, galleries and other retail uses will continue to operate out of the houses along Markham, featuring patios and outdoor spaces on the former front lawn spaces that work to activate the public realm.
Affordable micro-retail spaces line Honest Ed’s Alley, creating space for local start-ups and pop-up type uses, animating the alley and recalling the Mirvish Family’s entrepreneurship.