Condo quandary: What to do with the retail space?
Nov 18 2019

For years, Toronto and other municipalities have struggled to find planning solutions to address a problem inherent in mixed-use developments; the retail elements are often an unwanted orphan to the more lucrative residential elements. Empty storefronts at the base of many condos are a common sight.

Developers know that getting the retail angle right can enliven the city and burnish your brand. Do it wrong and you may end up with unleasable spaces that deaden the streetscape around a building that bears your name.

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