"The Ballroom" on John Street, Toronto. Dancing the one, two, three - "Cha-Cha"

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"The Ballroom" on John Street in what is still called the Entertainment district. Last few years the clubs are closing, partly because of economy, but mostly to make a room for more condominiums. (photographed from Scotia Movie House lounge)

The young people who moved there because of the action, are starting a family and now prefer kindergarten to night club and good night sleep to the sound of throbbing Hip-Hop. (or occasional gunshots)

Telling sign is when Comedy club Second City is replaced by Marshall's Department Store. (8,000 pairs of shoes in every store.................)

There is some live music in the Ballroom, but not ballroom dancing. Main attraction are 60 TV screens and bowling! Replaced Montana restaurant and M-Lounge. (2006- 2010)

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Comments (43)

Meersch on August 6, 2013


Good urban capture...! Like the horizontality...


Greetings, Paco.

Shain Paiment on October 29, 2013

wonderful shot F+L

Antoine Jasser on February 18, 2014

Interesting sidewalk cafe!
Beautifully composed & captured...
L 44

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Photo taken in Entertainment District, Toronto, ON, Canada
The Ballroom

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