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“That put everything on the back burner,” he said. After multiple rounds of treatment, he now appears to be cancer free, but will still be monitored regularly by doctors, he said.

“The real estate market has just exploded,” Smith said. “It has happened in various parts of the city, and now I guess it is happening on Ottawa Street.”
Smith said the rent had been sitting at $1,895 a month, and his new landlord was looking at hiking it $250 or more.

Gorilla Cheese, one of the vanguards of Hamilton’s food truck scene, is shutting down its storefront business on Ottawa Street North.
In an interview with CBC News, Smith bemoaned that he had sunk thousands of dollars into the building he was renting in the form of upgrades — and those same upgrades helped increase the value of the building to the point that it wasn’t sustainable for Gorilla Cheese to be there anymore.
It sold yet again for $240,000 in 2011, and then again last August — this time for $530,000.
Owner Graeme Smith announced the news in a Facebook post on Wednesday, saying the company had been “gentrified out of [its] own business.”
Property records show that the value of the building at 131 Ottawa Street North has jumped in recent years. It sold in 2003 for $122,000, before selling again for $155,000 in 2007.

Things haven’t been easy for Smith, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2017, after a tumour was discovered on the back of his tongue.

Gorilla Cheese, one of the vanguards of Hamilton’s food truck scene, is shutting down its storefront business on Ottawa Street North.