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Toronto's beloved music store is closing soon and here's how much rent will cost

When one of Toronto's beloved record stores announced it was closing, it rocked the local music community, and the space is now up for rent.

People were absolutely heartbroken when Soundscapes announced they'd be closing their doors. As inventory is being sold at deep discounts, the storefront will soon be rented out.

The store is known not only for an extremely thoughtful stock of CDs, vinyl and books, but also as a hub for concert tickets and a mini venue where artists used to pop in to perform. 

The store will be closing in September but the listing is already up and the landlord is asking for $6,000 per month. The space is 1,184 square feet, and is fully air conditioned. Annual property taxes are listed online as $2,187.

The store also has a basement and four parking spaces, and the online listing points out that it's steps from legendary longstanding businesses like Cafe Dip, Riviera Bakery and Utopia.

The listing also says it could be used for commercial, retail or office purposes, but it would be incredible to see the space resurrected as something even close to the cultural hub that it has been for years.

The CDs that packed shelves lining the walls of the narrow store may soon be gone, but there's still lots of potential in this Little Italy space.

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