The days are numbered for places like the Ultimate Tattoo parlour and Jessi Nails, not to mention the venerable Club Zanzibar, where "The girls never stop.
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But Yonge's evolution is also an opportunity for Toronto. Here is a chance to remake Yonge along 21st-century lines, with less sleaze and more sparkle. A visioning study for the area, released on Wednesday, foresees a pedestrian-friendly street of wider sidewalks, patios, trees and even temporary perhaps one day permanent closures to car traffic.
Will all that mean a sanitized, homogenized Yonge Street? People had the same worry when New York cleaned up Times Square. Today, opened to pedestrians, it's still a bustling place, and a much more inviting one. City councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam says Toronto should seize this chance to humanize its central thoroughfare. Wong-Tam leans to the left in her politics and thinks a lot about poverty and inequality.
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But she is smart enough to know that if she works with the rich developers who are clamouring to build in her ward, they can help pay for big improvements like putting in new parks, displaying public art and replacing grimy, cracked sidewalks with a nicer set boasting paving stones and planters. Mark Garner, executive director of Downtown Yonge, says he, too, will press developers to beautify the street.
He looks with mild disgust at the ground floor of a condominium tower, where side-by-side bank branches present blank glass faces to passersby. That sort of thing kills the street, he says. The opinion survey that he unveiled on Wednesday, called Yonge Love, shows that people want a green and walkable Yonge, with street festivals, arts events and a busy nightlife.
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If it all seems a little pie in the sky, remember that Yonge has already changed for the better in recent years. After a shaky start, Yonge-Dundas Square has become a big success. That intersection hums with street life at all hours as people use the scramble intersection to cross the street this way and that. Just to the north, on the east side, the shimmering glass walls of the new Ryerson University Student Learning Centre bring a modern splash to the streetscape.
Students perch on the tall concrete steps, looking out on the street scene. A new eatery is going in at street level.
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It's a glimpse of what could be. If the city takes up Ms. Wong-Tam's challenge to seize the day, the new Yonge could become a brilliant success, denser, busier and more urban without sacrificing its vivid street life. Garner calls Yonge "Canada's main street.
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Accept that the room is smaller than you thought and grapple with the intensely hostile atmosphere that Zanzibar provides. Your server will be timely, she will also be cold and you will not blame her. The decor is that of a strip club. Basically, if you look like you should be in a strip club, button-down your checkered dad shirt and grab a seat at the rail.
Inevitably someone will reaffirm your first notion. Dancers are introduced periodically by the worst DJ in the GTA over a dated PA system, all while refusing to fade or cut or speak into the microphone. Zanzibar and Remington's.
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