Originally Posted by MolsonExport
To this I would add:
-implement policies to discourage the loitering of bums in the area. Reason numero uno why I avoid the Richmond/Dundas corridors. I like to go downtown with my family (wife & two kids of 3 and 5 years), but I don't want them harrassed by piss-smelling winos and meth-mouth skanks.
While I whole-heartily agree with the spirit of such a policy Molson, its not a realistic one or one that could be enforced currently.
The main issue is all the buses that go thru D n R right now, people right now HAVE
a legitimate reason to loiter on Dundas. It's not too hard to point out a crackhead or some wiggers that are clearly up to no good, but as long as a significant portion of buses go there, they'll always have that reason. Getting Buses diverted to King and Queen would help big time with that, and make an anti-loitering policy somewhat more enforceable.
While I dislike extended patios on Richmond, some like places on Dundas like Scot's Corner would have a bit of an outdoor patio. Just reasonable not like Friday Knight Lights that overtakes 7/8's of the whole sidewalk. That would help bring some more business to the area!