Building permits on this long-empty space describe the Project Development as “Other”. It was supposed to open last October as a 2,000+ seat live music venue. So now what’s happening?
This rather unattractive strip of street was installed when the old horse racing track was demolished. I don’t know if it can be “enlivened” with music, but it sure could use some English Ivy.
These blocks looked worse when the horse stadium turned its back to Queen Street. Here’s the stadium as we remember it, on the left side of the photo.
I still can’t believe that, when the city gave the racetrack over to developers, it didn’t make them put them utility lines underground, at least along these blocks. What a wasted opportunity.
I laughed when I noticed the inset detail … that long-suffering pose called “Watching for a streetcar to come”.