Should We Tax Vacant Storefronts?

There’s a movement afoot in many cities across North America aimed at taxing vacant store fronts. There are proposals going to local governments in Montreal, New York, San Francisco, Vancouver and yes, here in Toronto […]


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The Brooklyn Effect

The Brooklyn effect. It’s a term I hear thrown around more and more. It seems that in this day and age the brand of “Brooklyn” really does stir up some excitement in people. In fact, […]


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Why The Indie Coffee Shop is Important

I say it a lot: Emerging neighbourhoods begin when a neighbourhood’s local main street opens an indie coffee shop. You may think: “Big deal. What’s so special about a coffee shop any way? What does […]


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