There is a very common story that plays out in cities. It starts with an area that has seen disinvestment and is probably a little seedy and/or dangerous . This creates an environment where rents and real estate as a whole are relatively inexpensive. New,… Read More
All posts tagged “music venues”
Where’d the night go?
I’m a few months behind on this one, but back in April the CBC published a documentary called: Where’d the night go? It’s about Toronto’s grassroots music community and “DIY venues”, all of which are under pressure as a result of rising real estate values and… Read More
Why what happens after dark matters to creative industries
I have been very vocal on this blog about the importance “nighttime economies” for cities and for its creative industries. So I continue to be encouraged by all of the attention that this topic is getting over the last year or so. Recently, the Creative… Read More
Thoughts on urban renewal and Geary Avenue
dupont survivor by Josemaria de Churtichaga on 500px I was on CBC radio this morning talking about the revitalization of Dovercourt Village and Geary Avenue in Toronto. The funny thing about this topic is that it’s one I actually held off writing about. I’ve been… Read More