Originally Posted by manny_santos
I agree. Richmond Row has a lot of bars, and while I see no problem with having 2 or 3 bars in Old East, I'd like to see something more like Wortley Village. No welfare bum meccas like Money Mart.
I was referring more to the vibe of Richmond than the bars and clubs. Richmond Row is vibrant and alive whereas Dundas East is neglected and dumpy. But with all of the recent projects and renovations it won't take long for local business to recognize the unique character of Old East. I don't see Dundas pulling the same crowds as Richmond, but I definitely see it becoming a popular spot among artists and young professionals.
Also, I don't really see Dundas having many similarities to Wortley Village present or future. Sure, hopefully it becomes a more walkable strip, but it will never have the quaint town feeling of Wortley. Not only is Dundas much more busy than Wortely, but the 1900's streetwall feels completely different from the separate houses comprising Wortley village.
Who knows what'll happen to Dundas East. It could end up feeling similar to King Street West near the JLC for all I know. But one thing's for sure, it really doesn't have anywhere to go but up.