Was so much fun seeing this street in day and night because the experience was so different. The shops aren't over priced and if you're looking for a souvenir from a t-shirt to postcard this is the place to go! I would highly suggest buying a t-shirt outside the little mall as the guy working inside isn't the most pleasant person to deal with. He sighs while rolling his eyes often.
You can find the exact same shirt outside the mall at the same cost. Actually if you go to Red's sandwich shop down past the Trolley shop first there placemat has saving coupons for a few places on Essex Street.
There isn't many washrooms available along the street. The few that are along the street are in cafes or restaurants and are only for paying customers. Buy a drink and they'll let you use the bathroom. Inside the mall there is a bathroom but I would suggest straying away from this dirty place at all cost!!!! Buy the beverages to use the cafes your money will be well spent!
During the night there's a different feel to the street. The shops start to close down and the creepy horror characters come out at night. There was a Jason dressed up and playing the theme music that had me scared beyond all belief!
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