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Old Posted Apr 6, 2014, 1:22 PM
thistleclub thistleclub is offline
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The Barton turnaround has been a long time coming and while there is obviously fresh interest, it's a different creature from James North. (Though if memory serves, there was actually a push in the '90s to populate Barton with artists as part of a revitalization strategy.)

King & James to LIUNA Station (1km, ~7 blocks, a third of which is JS/CC) is about a quarter of the distance from James to Ottawa (4.3km, ~50 blocks), and there isn't the easy proximity to a commercial/employment core or complementary retail/dining streets (eg. King William). With enough residential/employment intensification, however, that ceases to be a consideration.

Loads of potential as long as people take the long view.
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