Cadillac Fairview will develop a new suburban downtown area around its CF Fairview Pointe-Claire mall in Pointe-Claire, on Montreal’s West Island. The project will include a mix of condos, stacked townhomes, townhomes, hotels and other uses on land surrounding CF Fairview Pointe-Claire. It will be a TOD (Transit Oriented Development) as the property will be the site of a new REM light-rail train station.
Not a gift shop, an Honest Shop, though the distinction might be confusing. The regular rules of commerce more or less apply to both; money gets exchanged for the stuff inside, but the first thing about an Honest Shop — and there have been several staged at arts institutions around the world since 2012 — is that everything for sale is made by ordinary locals.
Inside the Ottawa Bagelshop and Deli, a 30-year neighbourhood institution with tiled floors and a wood-burning bagel oven, Mary Ellen Kot and Christine Libon are meeting for lunch. Both women have lived in Wellington West about as long as the Bagelshop, and even the smallest change to the neighbourhood would have trouble slipping by them.
But as of late, the retail district at the beating heart of their community is transforming in ways that more than just Kot and Libon are taking notice of. Some businesses have up and left, and a new generation is moving in.
Kingston Frameworks has been a fixture in downtown Kingston since 1982. Thirty seven years ago, Wayne Morris opened the storefront at 198 Princess Street, offering the citizens of Kingston a place to look after their art and memories.
Rosedale is arguably one of Toronto’s chicest neighbourhoods. Located just north of Yorkville on Yonge, this walkable and beautiful stretch of the city is definitely one worth checking out, including several retailers.
Ten years ago, Patrick Cummins, a former City of Toronto archivist, was sorting through a box of donated photos that looked oddly familiar. They belonged to Ivaan Kotulsky, a local street photographer and jeweller, who spent decades photographing everyday people along West Queen West, where he owned a jewelry store. Cummins, an OCAD graduate, spent the same years photographing the area, but with a focus on the shops and architecture.