Developer with sights set on iconic hippie hangout hits snag

Empire Communities had applied for a demolition permit that would have allowed it to bulldoze the site of the Purple Onion, a folk club that in its bohemian heyday back in the 1960s hosted the likes of Buffy Sainte-Marie, Gordon Lightfoot and Carly Simon.

But on Wednesday the heritage preservation board voted to recommend that council deny that permit.

Read the full article on CBC.ca HERE.