In today's Toronto Star business section, there is an article about the Taiwanese/Chinese supermarket, T&TT, opening a branch by the waterfront in downtown Toronto this fall.
The store will be located in the former Knob Hill Farms supermarket on Cherry St., just north of Polson Ave.
A friend of mine was worried what it will do to Chinatown. Understandably, there will be some effect. But T&T's location is still not convenient by public transport, as opposed to Chinatown's Dundas/Spadina junction. Also, as much as I love T&T, it isn't the best price on everything. It is largely good on variety and different focus than conventional supermarkets. Chinatown still has competitiveness on price, and selection of produce. And those frequenting Chinatown East on Gerrard will not suddenly stop going there for food and shopping simply because T&T appeared. It's just one more choice of venue.
Still, I can't wait!