Visitors to Toronto can save themselves a pothole of money by taking a street car to this prodigious street that serves as a paradigm for the distinguished slums of Asia. No need to book an expensive flight to Calcutta or Dakka. It is one of the widest streets in the city, with half its width dedicated to the North-South tramcars that plough its length and block up all the traffic. Once the cradle of the city's Jewish, Italian and Portuguese immigrants who have now spread North or West to greener pastures, it is now home to the poorer elements of the Chinese business community ------- those who cannot afford the less tacky Chinatown shops of Dundas St. North of College, it takes on a more genteel air, with some educational and research buildings raising the tone, and as it continues on to Forrest Hill it becomes just another undistinguished but not unpleasant urban thoroughfare. The Southern end is blocked off for reconstruction right now, but if past time-tables apply, it will be several more years before you will be able to walk down it without having your clothes covered with white dust, or falling down a pothole. Why on earth did Trip Advisor list it for review?
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