Is high commercial rent just the cost of doing business?

Taking a walk on either the west or east side of Yonge Street north of Lawrence Avenue, what becomes immediately noticeable is the prevalence of closed-up businesses and for-lease signs. It seems somewhat out of place, considering this rather attractive area neighbours a collection of some of the wealthiest postal codes in Canada. But even corporate chains like Yogurty’s and Quiznos have failed to make it here.

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