DECA Pop-Up Shop Project Overview
Vacancy Rates were reduced from 17% to 6% with this project!
The Danforth East Community Association, in partnership with WoodGreen Community Services piloted a Pop-Up Shop Project as a commercial renewal strategy, with exciting results. The popularity of the pop-up project has helped normalize an alternative model of tenancy. It can provide both an entry point and a sustainable opportunity for low-income people to grow a business.
- The project has succeeded in it’s intended purpose: to entice full time committed renters to fill empty storefronts.
- A toolkit has been made for others wanted to learn how to replicate this project. It includes templates and other resources
- Fledgling businesses were incubated with the support of the entire community
- The project demonstrated how communities can maximize the potential for local money to circulate within a neighbourhood.
- The alternative tendency model (pop-up shops) may help other communities with depressed commercial strips and inspire action.
Learnings, Reports and Inspirations!
Click on the links below to learn and read more about this excitingPop-Up Project.
BIA Pop-Up Project Toolkit (Do it yourself!)
Click on the icon below to download the Pop-Up Project toolkit so that you may implement your own project in your community!
Our Pop-Up Project Videos
Learn more about our challenges and successes from the project leaders, landlords, and local city councillors.
The Power of Local
Property Owners Hold the Key
More videos here:
- The Pop-Up Shop playlist
- Building Vibrant Main Streets and the Power of Local
- DECA’s You Tube Channel
- WoodGreen’s You Tube Channel