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Downtown residents need more shops and services

There have been numerous articles in The News about all of the new developments downtown. More apartments and reused spaces are wonderful, but I see no mention of the day-to-day services for all these added residents and office workers. Where do these people shop for groceries? Niagara Street?

When high rises were built in downtown Toronto, many had grocery stores in the subbasement and parking beneath that. There were small restaurants, cleaners, book and magazine stores, flower shops, etc., on the main floor, accessible to the public as well as the residents. The subway stops are full of small stores and boutiques. Mom-and-pop stores are few now, so if other services and retailers are being added with the new developments, please tell us about them; and if not, we need to advocate for them.

Moragh Stroud

Williamsville