Pianos in Toronto

Digital killed the ivory keys: Why acoustic piano sales are declining in Canada

Robert Lowrey remembers piano stores lining each side of Yonge Street from Sheppard to Finch. "In the '80s there were at least 40 or 50 piano businesses in the Greater Toronto Area," he said. Today, Mr. Lowrey, the owner of Robert Lowrey Piano Experts, could think of only eight major retailers and a handful of smaller…