visit two different
types of retail to assess their character, market orientation and location
PART A: Field Observations of Two Retail Areas
Select an underground ancillary retail area and retail strip according to the following
Underground Ancillary Retail: Select an underground ancillary retail area according to
the first letter of your surname (last name): A-M the downtown underground PATH
ancillary area somewhere north of King Street; N-Z the underground PATH ancillary area
somewhere south of King Street. Navigate your ancillary retail system. The best time to
walk the system is on a weekday, either at midday or at the close of the work day.
Retail Strip: Select the retail strip from the list below according to the last number of your
student number (no exceptions!). Visit the retail strip and note the retail uses along it
beginning at the assigned intersection.
Bloor Street west from Bathurst Street (last number of student number 0-1)
Yonge Street north from Price Street (last number of student number 2-3)
Harbord Street west from Spadina (last number of student number 4-5)
Spadina Avenue south from Dundas Street (last number of student number 6-7)
Dundas Street west from Spadina Avenue (last number of student number 8-9)
All are easily accessible by the “red rocket”!
Create a map of each of the retail areas that should include:
Name of each store
Type of store/outlet (female fashion, shoes, dental office, etc.)
Ownership (retail chain or independent)
The nature of the land uses above the ancillary retail and adjacent to the retail
strip (just note these, no need to draw them)