This is probably true of all communities that have seen a major influx of people. Although agreed that populations which may inherently be marginalized may feel the impact more.Rising rents and the lack of affordable housing are doing more damage to the village than dating apps.
But they have. There's been a worldwide decrease in clubbing and "singles bars." It may seem more acute in the gay scene as there were less of them to begin with. Also, they tend to play a double role and foster a community on a different level than many of their straight counterpart establishments.Can you elaborate? It's not as though Tinder, Bumble, etc. have killed spaces for the heterosexual community to spend time other than restaurants. So why do you think online dating (if we're calling it that) has killed spaces for the queer community?
It appears the group behind this, whoever they are, are also opening a counterpart in Hamilton by the same name. The Hammer has been without an LGBTQ2+ space for a few years now, so this is welcome news. I believe it is going into the old Wellington Arms space, so perhaps that's part of the inspiration for the name. Also, the name reminds me of "The Living Well," which was a gay bar/resto on Yonge for many years in the 1990s/2000s.Who knows whether it will actually happen or not, but there are signs up in the old Statler's space.