Kingston Road is one of Toronto’s main streets and is one of the City’s important Avenues. However, the role of Kingston Road as the “Main Street” within the Birch Cliff community has declined since the early 1990s. There are a number of commercial vacancies, storefront conversions to apartments, buildings in need of repairs and car repair and sales establishments that currently occupy key sites along this Avenue.  Historic zoning and land use patterns are also factors that have contributed to the deterioration of this main street.