Marcie Fehr, fourth year student, women and gender studies
The Fox and Fiddle is the Earls for hipsters. The area’s always been gentrified, it’s just changing over owners. But I do love a lot of the working class institutions in the neighbourhood, like Ragpickers and Mondragon.
Gerry Lomonaco, owner, Sorrento’s Pizza
Anything that can bring people downtown is always a positive thing. Just in terms of traffic it’s a good thing. When I think of the Exchange, I think of Europe. European cities all have centres of activity.
Barry Leib, second year student, philosophy and cultural anthropology
I go to a lot of music shows in the Exchange, so I hope that stays the same.
David Tymoshchuck, music director, CKUW
I think it doesn’t really cater to the need for music venues in the city. I’m really mixed about it. I generally think its catering to a different crowd.
Published in Volume 67, Number 8 of The Uniter (October 24, 2012)