I don't think that's really fair. Many of the businesses will be closed before this thing open. I'm not saying it won't be a boom for those businesses that survive but even that is debatable when places like the danforth did worse when things went underground. The very least the city could have done was cut property taxes for these businesses. As a resident I live through the construction knowing the area will be better, gentrification continues, and my property value inflates. But as a business it's mostly a loss.i sympathise with that store and other similar businesses, however this is the price of progress. Not everything can stay status quo and sometimes there are those who will lose out. We can only accommodate so much for so many people, and we need to draw the line somewhere. Hopefully there will be a revival in the future for those affected.