Corner store

Go anywhere in Atlantic Canada and you will still encounter the quintessential piece of neighbourhood vernacular architecture – a corner store. The corner store, however, is disappearing under the combined assault of online retailers, aging demographics, big box stores, and bland chains overtaking the old family owned businesses.

This project is as much an homage to this neighbourhood stalwart as it is an exploration of the changing nature of our communities and a meditation on a role corner stores play in creating cohesive urban and rural communities. 

All photographs were made on film with a plastic Holga.