This has taken me a lot longer to post than I would have liked. I took a bunch of pics with the cell phone camera, and then suddenly I wasn’t able to upload them to the computer. They were there, but just not accessible. Now that I finally have them, here’s the scoop in Westboro.

Tall Tree Cycles

Tall Tree Cycles

Tall Tree cycles is moving in to where Lusitania garage used to be on Richmond Road. We walked by there today and they were putting up drywall in what was the service bays part. The main building is still for lease. The original Tall Tree was in the west part of Westboro, but I guess development is forcing the move.

I hope rents don’t become so crazy that we lose our cycling shops. That’s the reason why people move here! In fact the guy at Bushtuka today said that they’ve sold 50% more bikes this year over last year. And last winter they sold twice as many snowshoes (go figure!)

Widdicombe's of Westboro

Widdicombe's of Westboro

Widdicombe’s of Westboro is going out of business and everything in the store is 20% off. I imagine that percentage will increase as the closing date gets closer.  We took a browse through today. It didn’t seem quite as full as I remember from the last time. Didn’t really find anything we were looking for, but they do have some nice stained glass panels (the real ones, not the ones I paint!) I hope it was a life choice not a rent going up reason for leaving. We’ll see what moves in. I expect it will be a few months before everything is gone.

101Richmond

A new sign has arrived on Richmond Road, at the site of a former used car lot. It says 101richmond.ca Coming Soon. See the plans discussed at this previous post.  It’s funny though because at the meeting it was 93 and 109 Richmond I thought. And I don’t get that logo. First of all it’s not at Island Park. And secondly what the black on white torn paper look for? Oh well, it’s their marketing strategy!

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