Empty storefront solution?

Oct 20, 2012

Volunteers cleaning and painting East Danforth Pop-Up Shop

An experiment is underway in Danforth East this weekend where residents have banded together to deal with the problem of empty storefronts by creating a Pop-Up Shop.

A Pop-Up shop is a temporary store housed in an empty storefront that’s been renovated by the community in exchange for free rent.

Open this weekend noon – 6pm

After a lot of cleaning and painting the first Pop-Up shop opens this weekend at 1948 Danforth (just west of Woodbine).

The first tenant is Birthia, a store that sells jewellery, apparel, art, gifts and home decor items.


Something for Birch Cliff to try?

Quite a few people have contacted Birch Cliff News about this initiative, wondering if it’s something we should try to revitalize Kingston Road.

You can read more about it in this article by the Toronto Star.

Best wishes today to the Danforth East Community Association!  If anyone checks it out, please let us know how it goes.

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  1. William Mewes

    I had to Google pop up store to find out what it was.
    My search took me to a Toronto Star article where I was shocked to learn that some landlords leave buildings vacant intentionaly because the tax write off is more beneficial to them than having tenants is.

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