Queen West fixture the Cameron House is up for sale

Queen West fixture the Cameron House is up for sale

Prince, Blue Rodeo and Ron Sexsmith are among the musicians who have played at the Cameron House (Photo by Alfred Ng from the torontolife.com Flickr pool) 

The Cameron House, the bar of all trades near Queen and Spadina, is up for sale. The rather spare listing woos potential buyers by saying that “the hippest neighbourhood in Toronto awaits your style and imagination.” Purchasers can apply their style to the long-standing culture venue and boozery for a cool $2.9 million—a far cry from the $2 price tag it had back in 1981, the last time the 80-year-old building was sold. The structure and land are both on the market, a package that includes nine bedrooms that were frequently occupied by musicians who played in the bar. Operating owner Cindy Mathews, who took over her share of the Cameron House in 1989, told the Globe and Mail that the decision to put the place on the market had been coming for six years and that she hopes the new owner keeps the place alive. “We would love to see it continue forever, and we hope that it might. Everybody’s going to have time to reminisce. It’s not going away overnight.”

• Toronto’s Cameron House on the market [Globe and Mail]
• A Queen West institution could be yours—for a cool $3 million [Eye]