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West End Toronto neighbourhood says goodbye to Book City

A mainstay in Toronto bookselling has shut its doors for the last time after 20 years in business. Following a weeks-long closing sale, Toronto mini-chain Book City has shuttered its Bloor West Village location near High Park.

Ian Donker, the son of Book City founder Franz Donker, was not available for comment this week according to a Book City staffer, but the store confirmed the closure today on Twitter (see below).

Book City has four remaining Toronto locations, with stores on St. Clair Avenue and in the Annex, Danforth, and Beach neighbourhoods.