A popular franchise

This particular Hard Rock Cafe' is in the heart of downtown Toronto.

Located at the corner of Yonge and Dundas, it's a popular spot and receives a lot of publicity from the airwaves of radio station Q107, which is at the same location.

The story goes that Eric Clapton gave his guitar away to the owners of the first Hard Rock Cafe' in London, and they put it up on their wall. Since then, more than 70,000 guitars, other instruments and rock memorabilia have decorated the many Hard Rock Cafe's around the world.

I was in the area the other night and enjoyed watching the people walking around Dundas Square and the Eaton Centre across the street.

The "World's Biggest Bookstore" is just north of here, on Edward Street and is a great place to hang out. Built in a converted bowling alley, it likely was the biggest bookstore in the world back in 1980 when it opened. Even though other stores have surpassed it in size, the name stuck.

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