I used to shop in this location when the store was a Knob Hill Farms. That was a downscale warehouse experience, with lots of European imports and low prices. The T&T store was a complete renovation of the building, and it’s well lit, with extensive services of take-out food (dim sum and sushi), a bakery, and tanks of live fish.
In a strange juxtaposition across the street, the tents of a touring show of Cirque du Soleil — Kooza — were visible.
The real estate in downtown Toronto is relatively expensive, so having the Port Lands near the waterfront represents a cheap opportunity for businesses. The area doesn’t have much activity in the evening, and the light traffic in the daytime is mostly heavy trucks.