One storey buildings on large lots where space could be better utilized with new development similar to the housing complex pictured below.
A good mix of commercial, residential buildings with bars and restaurants. A suburban looking beer store on a large lot dominates the block. Brewers Retail needs to look at its building model. Not all beer stores require a large parking lot. The added recycling depot also puts added pressure on the neighbourhood. The area is primarily residential and Brewers Retail is a rather unlikely fit. Should Beer Stores (and Liquor Stores as well) exist as a stand alone business in the downtown neighbourhoods or would they be a better fit with grocery chains similar to the Liquor Store in the Loblaws at Queens Quay and Jarvis? We could certainly find a much better use of the Gerrard/Seaton Street property. Even if the lot was severed a new condo similar to this one being developed on Queen Street East would be a welcome addition. http://www.lakehousecondo.com/residence.html
There is also room for new development at the corners of Sherbourne and Gerrard. Both sites have great views over the city and Allan Gardens.
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