Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Former Pages bookstore now a f*cking condo sales centre

Priorities people priorities! Tocondo doesn't care about reading, but does about shiny new pens for the sheep.

Two and a half years ago, after three decades at 256 Queen Street West, Pages Books & Magazines announced it would close its storefront because its rent was being pushed too high. Turns out the rent was pushed too high for anyone: the space was still vacant this summer, when the realtor told The Grid’s Jacob Rutka that ”Pages closed during the height of recession….Youth brands in the Queen West area have all suffered. Commercial prices on Queen between Spadina and University are just too expensive.” (Pages is still alive now, but the store’s moved “beyond bricks and mortar.”)

It’d take two whole years before something finally moved into Pages’ former home. That new tenant? A condo sales centre (or “presentation gallery”) for Picasso on Richmond—a 39-storey condo coming at 318 Richmond Street West.

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