May 18th, 2007

Below street-level buildings, Toronto

A year or so ago one my friends and myself wrote a story, which we're currently revising. Or, rather, planning to revise. This story is set in present times, and most likely in Toronto. My question is to do with the building in which a lot of the action takes place- a hotel. In my hometown of Edinburgh, many buildings have below street-level areas that you can see from outside- they're usually fenced off with the pavement running parallel, and there's sometimes a gate half way along the fence with stairs running down to a door into the lower-level area.

Hopefully that made sense.

Anyway, I'm wondering if there are buildings in Toronto similar to this, and if so, in what areas of the city would they be situated? In Edinburgh they're all primarily located around the same area- would this be the case there? (Areas are good for another reason: I'm visiting Toronto this summer and if there are areas I could visit it'd be great!)

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Edit: Thanks guys! This PATH network could probably work for what I was thinking, so yes- thanks a bunch!