TORONTO, Ont. – After 42 years, a landmark independent bookstore in the downtown core has shut its doors for good.
The Nicholas Hoare bookstore, located at Front Street East near King Street, closed its doors on April 1, 2013.
The store’s owner, Nicholas Hoare, says the closure is because he will soon turn 70 and is starting to slow down. Hoare is now expected to retire to his farm in Nova Scotia.
Hoare closed his Montreal and Ottawa locations last year because of sharp rent hikes.