The waterfront BIA says the Teleperformance closure will be felt by the entire district.
Vice-chair Jim Comuzzi says closing the doors of a major employer means somes business will be lost in the city's downtown north core.
Comuzzi adds the area's built its success on local and speciality shopping, and, as such, he'd like to see the retail bug bite again. He says with such a beautiful storefront, the space is ideal for local retail, noting he'd like to see a local business set up shop, as major retailers seem thrive in the Intercity area.
Comuzzi says the BIA will work hard with the city and building owner to ensure the property isn't vacant for too long.