Passing by the landmark

A person on Bay Street passes the Finlandia, which was listed for sale last month.

Efforts by the Finlandia Co-operative to purchase the Finnish Labour Temple so far have fallen through.

The Finlandia Co-operative had been working with a group of interested investors to help purchase the building that was listed for sale in July for an asking price of $599,000.

Originally the Finlandia Co-operative hoped to buy the building outright and run the businesses like the Hoito Restaurant.

That plan evolved into finding investors with backgrounds in owning and running businesses and restaurants.

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