A healthy city is always being rebuilt and renewed. However, this renewal often comes at a cost. Rising property values lead to rising rents forcing some tenants to either cut back or move out. And sometimes they have nowhere to go.
This is often the case with music venues. As a neighbourhood gentrifies, clubs and bars feel the squeeze. It’s been terrible in Vancouver for years. The real estate boom has made it impossible for small venues to survive in the city. And with all the construction in downtown Toronto, a lot of rooms have shut down.
Cameron Gordon over at Completely Ignored as a fascination with these buildings. Click on the graphic to see the whole thing.