The street slopes down there, and I think they have to keep the floor level above the flood plain, so that's why the stairs and ramp are there. Tims should have a lot of foot traffic and that's what the area needs. I just hope the Rosso across the street can handle the competition (even though coffee wise there is no competition lol).I can't say I'm liking the way retail is being incorporated into this part of the East Village. This is one retail unit that takes up half the block and it doesn't even meet the street at ground level.
Not a bad way to pull people ever deeper into the EV with Tim Hortons. That Tim's is bound to have 10 or 20x the daily traffic of the NMC. The neighbourhood needs both of course, but Tim's are a great vibrancy booster in the category they play at.Im not a fan of the way Tim Hortons has taken up the whole retail base, but outside of that I am fine with having at Tim's in East Village. I never go to Tim's myself but I always see they are very busy. What East Village could use is more people outside of the river path area.
There'a a Growler Shop going into N3?Tim Hortons and a craft beer growler shop all in the same building. That's the fun and mix of downtown.
My biggest gripe with Tim Horton's is the drive through culture that goes with them. I don't go there for coffee myself, but many do, I imagine it will keep busy.
There'a a Growler Shop going into N3?