Céline Dion is in Montreal Wednesday to launch a line of handbags at the Browns store on Ste-Catherine St.
The accessory collection was first announced in February...
Many store owners along Eglinton Avenue West fear their windows and doors will be boarded up by the time the long-awaited light rail transit line is finished, but both the city and Metrolinx say there won't be any financial compensation.
Nick Ferrari, who has been running a speciality dress store for the last four decades, says since construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT began in 2013, his sales are down by 50 per cent.
"Most of our customers are elderly and have mobility issues," said Ferrari, who owns Latina Ladies Wear. "The sidewalks have barriers around them and there's no parking. How are they supposed to get to us?"
Money raised from sales of the second-hand items goes back to the SPCA to help operations at their 11 regions across the province.
Canadian record store chain plans to carry more vinyl and offer a "deeper selection" than previous competitors that have closed up shop in recent years.