Neighbourhood Corner Variety Stores...Are They Becoming Extinct?

Real Estate Sales Representative with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Toronto Realty

Corner stores have become an old concept. There is something about the corner variety stores that creates an intimacy in inner city neighbourhoods. Often family owned, they are well stocked with convenience items from toiletries, non perishables, staple foods, eggs, milk, bread, soft drinks, the kit kat candy bars to local newspapers. This is the hub of where the community comes together to chit chat about the latest news and minutiae of life.

With rising Toronto real estate prices, urbanization and competition from big box stores, grocery chains and drug stores, these commercial properties nestled in the heart of the neighbourhood side streets have become rare typologies. Instead we are seeing more of them replaced by trendy coffee bars, restaurants and boutique businesses.

Will this type of social culture become obsolete?

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Anne Lok, Real Estate Broker

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Toronto Realty Inc. Brokerage

287 Davenport Road Unit 1
Toronto ON M5R 1J9

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