Pape’s popular event “Summerfest” has been renamed to “Pape Village Block Party”, rebranded with the same community fun.
Toronto has gained a reputation for it’s dying live music scene. Now, the city is looking to implement a number of changes to its noise bylaws to help out artists. That’s music to the ears of some bar owners, but not everyone agrees.
His shop is packed to the ceiling with antique mirrors, old microphones, Star Trek lunch boxes and tired-looking mannequins once used in Toronto department stores.
Abraham Shalechi stands behind the cluttered counter greeting the occasional customer, wandering in from the cold. He greets his patrons with a warm smile and allows them time to peruse his many treasures freely. Seldom does anyone purchase one of Shalechi’s unique wares.
As the saying goes, there’s a silver lining in every cloud — and that silver lining could prove profitable for some local businesses.