South of Riverdale, and on the east side of the downtown core sits an up-and-coming area called Riverside.
But the area comes with a bit of a question-mark; one that’s almost impossible to miss…
Ruby Watch Co.
PicNic Wine Bar
Dark Horse Espresso Bar
It’s like when we were kids, watching Sesame Street…… (Cue Music) “One of these things, just doesn’t beeeelong…”
The Riverside District is changing rapidly, and if you want visual evidence, take a tour of Queen Street on Google Maps, and then take a tour in person.
You know that Riverside Market that I showed in the video? On Google Maps, which probably goes back 2-3 years, that was called Pari Discount Store, which was an odd assortment of food, lottery tickets, and crap you might find at Dollorama.
But so long as Jilly’s, aka “The Finest In Adult Entertainment” is prominently featured on the biggest major intersection in the Riverside District, I just don’t see this area becoming “The new Riverdale,” or “Leaside East.”
Although in this red-hot market, maybe any excuse to get even a modest discount on housing should be viewed as a blessing!